The wildfire that destroyed seven homes and threatened the mountain town of Idyllwild was sluggish after a thunderstorm drenched the timberland and settled over the mountains Monday, threatening to trigger mudslides and flash flooding to the freshly burned area.
Three large storm cells saturated the hillsides stretching up almost 100 feet above the homes on North Regalo Drive in Woodland Hills.
Flowing mud and debris prompted about 30 people to evacuate their homes in Woodland hills Sunday after a day of heavy rains and high winds, police and city fire officials said.
A powerful winter storm dumped about a half-inch of rain on Los Angeles and forecasters say more wet, messy weather is expected.
Six homeowners affected by last week’s hillside collapse have hired an attorney to pursue claims against the city, with a trial expected sometime later this year.
A woman and a teenager have been arrested for allegedly stealing mail from Highland residents evacuated from their homes due to recent mudslides.
A new winter storm packing rain, snow and powerful winds moved into Southern California Wednesday, but there were no early reports of damage in areas at risk of mudslides.
The foothill community of Sierra Madre remains under a green flag alert, indicating that residents should get ready for a potential evacuation.