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Calif. mudslides prompt mandatory evacuations

A vehicle is caught up in a mudslide in Silverado Canyon, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A Pacific storm brought more much-needed rain and snow to California on Wednesday at the tail-end of a largely dry winter. Winter storm warnings were in effect in the southern Cascades, down the length of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of Southern California, the National Weather Service said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A vehicle is caught up in a mudslide in Silverado Canyon, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A Pacific storm brought more much-needed rain and snow to California on Wednesday at the tail-end of a largely dry winter. Winter storm warnings were in effect in the southern Cascades, down the length of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of Southern California, the National Weather Service said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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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.

A woman walk along the street covered in mud after a mudslide swept through the neighborhood in Silverado Canyon, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A Pacific storm brought more much-needed rain and snow to California on Wednesday at the tail-end of a largely dry winter. Winter storm warnings were in effect in the southern Cascades, down the length of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of Southern California, the National Weather Service said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A woman walk along the street covered in mud after a mudslide swept through the neighborhood in Silverado Canyon, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

 

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.

Loader operator clears debris and mud from a road after mudslides in Silverado Canyon, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A Pacific storm brought more much-needed rain and snow to California on Wednesday at the tail-end of a largely dry winter. Winter storm warnings were in effect in the southern Cascades, down the length of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of Southern California, the National Weather Service said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Loader operator clears debris and mud from a road after mudslides in Silverado Canyon, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

 

“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 much-needed rain and snow came after a largely dry winter for Southern California.

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