Mudslide Concerns?

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It hasn't been raining that hard, but is anyone else concerned about the potential for mudslides in the Whittier and Thomas Fire burn areas? Or is the rain not heavy enough to do that?

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Flicka Jan 05, 2018 09:29 AM
Mudslide Concerns?

A-151, Thanks for pointing that out. Yes, of course I meant flood insurance. Guess I got typing too fast.

SBZZ Jan 05, 2018 09:06 AM
Mudslide Concerns?

Prepare for the worst ASAP. Even though this has been a loser of a rain year so far, it is going to rain hard some day and likely well before regrowth establishes itself enough to prevent substantial mudslides.

Cabomark Jan 05, 2018 08:12 AM
Mudslide Concerns?

The threat of mudslides is real with the first big storm of the season coming early next week. Areas that were burned, especially steep canyons where runoff is maximized are especially vulnerable as the lack of vegetation will reduce the ability to absorb significant rainfall. The lack of vegetation also has removed much of the "anchors" holding rocks and boulders in place on some of these steeper slopes. It won't take a lot of rain to make this happen , so the bestcourse of action is to prepare now while you have the chance to do this before these rain events happen.

richyrich Jan 04, 2018 12:50 PM
Mudslide Concerns?

The models aren't in good alignment yet but the next weather event could bring some real rain.

a-1515090406 Jan 04, 2018 10:26 AM
Mudslide Concerns?

How much rain has the burn area received? The SY Valley is at .63" and that's great!

oops Jan 04, 2018 10:21 AM
Mudslide Concerns?

probably just enough rain that we can all fire-up our leaf blowers.

Flicka Jan 04, 2018 09:41 AM
Mudslide Concerns?

Of course, everyone should be concerned. Doesn't always take too much rain and this winter might be a tough one. During the fire KEY-T was suggesting getting fire insurance right away since it takes a month to go into effect.

a-1515095136 Jan 04, 2018 11:45 AM
Mudslide Concerns?

I think you meant flood insurance (30 day waiting period, unless its a new purchase). Everyone should already have fir insurance, even if you are just a renter.

Roger Jan 04, 2018 09:03 AM
Mudslide Concerns?

I saw on the CHP website there was some mud and rocks at 154 and Painted Cave not enough to be closed but it was considered a traffic hazard.

Roger Jan 04, 2018 03:39 PM
Mudslide Concerns?

Ha,ha,ha,ha.....What topic would you like me to stay on exactly? Do you want me to come over wash your dishes, and make your bed too? Maybe wear a sexy little dress while I cook your dinner?

therealbebe Jan 04, 2018 12:50 PM
Mudslide Concerns?

I'll take RD's actual information over your petty nitpicking, any day of the week. Noozhawk finally closed down reader comments because they were so unproductive, speculative, hateful, tiresome, and nitpicky like yours. I wouldn't be upset if Edhat followed suit. So tired of the anonymous garbage.

therealbebe Jan 04, 2018 12:49 PM
Mudslide Concerns?

I'll take RD's actual information over your petty nitpicking, any day of the week. Noozhawk finally closed down reader comments because they were so unproductive, speculative, hateful, tiresome, and nitpicky like yours. I wouldn't be upset if Edhat followed suit. So tired of the anonymous garbage.

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