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Glendora Residents Fear Mud Could Overtake Their Neighborhoods

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GLENDORA (CBSLA.com) — Mud continues to flow in mandatory evacuation areas in Azusa and Glendora.

The mud made many residents decide to leave but many held on.

Rachel Kim, reporting for KCAL9, spoke to residents in Glendora.

At 10 p.m. Friday she said the rain had been pretty light “throughout most of the evening.”

But earlier rains already did their damage. Mud, rocks and debris was everywhere.

Well into the dark, Danny Daher used his tractor to try to shore up the hillside next to his home.

“I don’t get scared easily,” Daher told Kim, “but this time, I was really scared.”

The hillsides next to his home and others on his street were left bare by the Colby Fire.

Last night his house escaped the mud flow but his backyard is filled with muck.

“There is no more pool any more. The pool is completely filled with mud. And the deck is also filled.”

What concerns Daher even more, his house is next to a debris basin which he says is 25 feet deep of mud.

“Yesterday it was clean. You can see the bottom. The concern is the neighbors. If the debris basis filled up, it can be very dangerous.”

Earlier today, many of the streets in Glendora looked more like surging rivers.

Denise Suzanne watched and heard it all. She stayed behind despite the evacuation order.

“You could hear the bumping of the rocks, and the tremendous sound of the water,” said Suzanne.

With all the mess, officials told Kim there was no homes damaged and no injuries reported.

Daher said he and his family would ride out the rain tonight in a hotel praying for his home and his neighborhood.

“And we’ll take it from there,” he said.

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