NEWHALL ( — Bad weather took its toll in the Newhall area where ten mobile homes were voluntarily evacuated.

Crews Wednesday night were building up berms to prevent mud from flowing into people’s homes.

Officials with the public works department say they’ve anticipated problems in that area and have been working with residents since September. They attribute the mudflows to the Calgrove fire in June.

Carlos Armenta, a resident of the Crescent Valley Mobile Home Park, has decided to sleep somewhere else after his car nearly got stuck.

“It was a lot of rain. A lot of hail too. As soon as it started raining, about 20 minutes it started raining, all the mud started coming down here. So yeah, it got stuck right here in the drainage so all the mud got stuck and nobody could get in or out,” he said.

No one was injured.

Once conditions dry, officials plan to install permanent K-rail barriers to keep rain and mudflows away from homes.

Crews will remain on scene overnight because they expect another storm to come through starting at midnight.

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