Residents prepare for potential mudslides

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From the Glendale News-Press:
Glendale city workers prepare foothill neighborhoods for possible flooding and mudslides  on Monday, October 12, 2009.  (Roger Wilson/News-Press)

Glendale city workers prepare foothill neighborhoods for possible flooding and mudslides on Monday, October 12, 2009. (Roger Wilson/News-Press)

LA CRESCENTA — Foothill residents stacked sandbags Monday, feverishly preparing against potential mudslides brought on by forecasted heavy rain this week in the Station fire burn areas.

Light rain began to fall Monday afternoon, and is expected to dump up to four inches of rain by Wednesday over the fire’s affected burn areas, said Meteorologist Jamie Meier of the National Weather Service. Heavy rain was anticipated Tuesday around midnight and is expected to taper off throughout the day and evening. The latest storm was expected to bring strong winds from the south, she said, and winds from 20 to 30 mph are predicted to blow through the foothills. The weather service has already issued high wind watches for the mountains.

“The combination of the two will make it pretty miserable,” Meier said.

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Written by Veronica Rocha

October 12, 2009 at 4:25 pm

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