Clean-Up Efforts Resume In Duarte After Powerful Mud-Flow

DUARTE (CBSLA.com) — Saturday was another day of clean-up in Duarte, a day after rain caused a powerful mud-flow in the area.

By 7 a.m. several bulldozers and trucks were scooping and hauling away the mud.

The storms late Thursday night and into Friday caused measurable rain in Southern California. In Duarte, recent wildfires have resulted in the diminution of vegetation to hold the mud back.

Two wildfires came through the area a few months ago and burned about 5,000 acres of a nearby hillside leading to Friday’s mudslide.

PHOTOS: Mudslide In Duarte

Back in September, the community had set-up K-rails.

“About three feet of mud had come down the street and almost got into the garage, but not quite so that was good,” said Anna Armstrong, a homeowner.

“We’re lucky and fortunate and glad that it wasn’t any worse than what it was and the rain is gone so we’ll be better prepared next time,” said Rudy Fuentes, another homeowner.

Some of the neighbors’ cars  were blocked in by debris and work crews.

“It’s an act of god, what am I gonna do about it,” Mike Shane said.

In all, 30 homes in the area were affected by the mud-flow but no homes were damaged.

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