Sunday, February 07, 2010

Luck Runs Out

Southern California alternates between fire season and rainy season, and the combination can be bad. Mountain slopes denuded by the fires can produce deadly mud slides when heavy rains come. We have been fortunate for a while in that the really bad fires have not been followed by heavy rains, but luck has run out for towns north of Los Angeles. Not only has heavy rain been hitting the fire areas of 2009, but after a series of storms soaked the ground another storm caused serious mud slides this weekend. Dozens of homes destroyed but, thankfully, no lives lost. Heartbreaking.

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