Evacuation orders have been issued as storms could unleash flows of mud, boulders and debris
A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds of homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific storm threatened potential catastrophe.
In Riverside county east of Los Angeles, mandatory evacuations were ordered Monday for a dozen areas around the Holy fire, which swept through an enormous swath of the Cleveland...
Mandatory evacuations are in place in some areas of California affected by recent wildfires because of the risk of mudslides and debris flows.
Another round of heavy rain is expected to hit parts of California on Wednesday and Thursday, putting millions of people under a flash-flood watch and spurring precautionary evacuations in several wildfire-scarred areas vulnerable to mudflows.
In what should be the strongest in a series of recent storms, up to 3 inches of rain are expected in Southern California through Thursday and 6 inches could fall in central portions of the state.
The rain could lead to mudflows and flooding in areas burned...