Thousands of California residents again evacuated now due to landslides

Thousands of California residents again evacuated now due to landslides

Did not have time in southern California to recover from a deadly forest fire as she faces a new attack — floods and landslides. Monday, January 8, thousands of residents of the region were forced to leave their homes due to the strong rains that could cause mudslides from the steep slopes.

In the County of Ventura, Santa Barbara and the surrounding area of Los Angeles is expected to 2.5 inches of rain per hour, Reuters reported the national weather service.

Thousands of California residents again evacuated now due to landslides

«The house will be particularly vulnerable to mud flows, debris kicked up from the mountains», — reads the statement of service.

The fact that forest fire, «Thomas», the largest in state history, destroyed the vegetation prevents landslides, soil literally «cooked» and was difficult to absorb precipitation, which has significantly increased the threat of floods.

As of January 8, the evacuation was to be about 30 thousand residents of southern California. «I’m just tired. I think I can never normally again to begin to live,» said Los Angeles Times Teri Lebow whose Montecito town suffered much from fires.

Forecasters warn that in the foothills and mountains may fall to 10-18 inches of rain, and in some areas up to 23 cm.

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