Neighbors helping neighbors

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From the Los Angeles Times:

With gloves soaked from the cold, steady rain, Paul Dutton unloaded sandbags from his truck this afternoon near the corner of Boston Avenue and Markridge Road in Glendale. He was stacking them side by side along a driveway, hoping to divert any mudslides in the face of an approaching storm tonight.

Dutton was one of many Los Angeles County residents who were scrambling this evening to protect homes in areas ravaged by recent wildfires. The storm, which battered Northern California with rainfall earlier today, was losing power but still expected to dump up to 4 inches of rain in mountain areas of L.A. County, according to the National Weather Service.

As Dutton worked, dull gray clouds hung low in the shadow of Deukmejian Wilderness Park, an area that has been pegged as a prime location for mudslides. The park was almost completely burned by the Station fire that broke out in August in the Angeles National Forest and spread to adjacent foothill communities.

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Written by Times Community News

October 14, 2009 at 9:36 am

Posted in L.A. Times

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