Calif. mudslides prompt mandatory evacuations
UPDATED 2:55 PM PT – Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Mudslides from a winter storm prompted mandatory evacuations in Southern California. Rain and snow hit the region on Wednesday, which impacted residents living in areas devastated by wildfires in 2020.
The canyons of Orange County were hit especially hard from the downpour. Residents woke up to their vehicles trapped in the mudslides and their properties damaged by the weather.
“We get the runoff from the mountain and since we’re the lowest place here, it all comes in,” Silverado Canyon resident Jan Haderlie stated. “I did not expect this at all.”
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) March 10, 2021
The much-needed rain and snow came after a largely dry winter for Southern California.