Southern California Mudslides Damage Homes, Trap Cars
March 11, 2021
Source: The Weather Channel
Approximate location (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:
– Silverado (Canyon) (Orange County, 92676)
*Concentrated home damage reported in the area of Grundy Way and Anderson Way
At a Glance
- Mud flowed into six to seven houses in Silverado Canyon.
- Firefighters had to save four residents trapped in their homes by the mud.
- Burn areas are more susceptible to slides.
Inspectors are assessing the damage Thursday left behind by mudslides in Orange County, California.
At least four residents were trapped in their homes Wednesday after a storm across Southern California unleashed the mudslides in areas scarred by wildfires.
Firefighters were called in to help the residents trapped in Silverado Canyon near Irvine, the Orange County Fire Authority said.
Mud flowed into six or seven homes and damaged nine vehicles, the fire department said. Mud two to three feet deep covered a half-mile stretch of road, Shannon Widor, a spokesman for Orange County Public Works, told the Los Angeles Times.
Ambrose Jimenez told the Times he heard rumbling about 7 a.m. Wednesday. When he looked outside, he saw boulders sliding down the mountain behind his Silverado Canyon home.
“The mud just kept coming and coming,” Jimenez said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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