Heavy rain sparks mudslide fears in fire-ravaged Malibu

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By ITN News Editor දෙසැම්බර් 7, 2018 18:47

Heavy rain sparks mudslide fears in fire-ravaged Malibu

Heavy rains and the threat of mudslides in Southern California forced the closure of a key coastal highway near Malibu and prompted authorities to order evacuations of almost 3,000 residents from hillside areas scarred by recent wildfires.

The same Pacific storm also brought snow to the region’s high country, leading to the temporary closure of a stretch of Interstate 5 called the Grapevine, a major truck route that traverses a mountain pass north of Los Angeles.

The storm, which led the National Weather Service to issue flash-flood warnings for parts of Southern California, heightened concerns about the long-term risk of mudslides and debris flows around communities.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor දෙසැම්බර් 7, 2018 18:47
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