>> Just weeks after devastating wildfires, thousands of Southern Californians are evacuating their homes again as a rare but powerful rainstorm moves in, raising fears of flash floods and dangerous mudslides. At least one major road in the San Fernando Valley is already partly covered in mud.>> Last night was my first night back since the fire.
y it's a little hard today to think about maybe leaving again.>> But authorities warned that with so much vegetation destroyed by fires in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, there's little to prevent flood waters from inflicting further damage.>> When you look at it and you think, could these things like cars and things really come down the road or all the debris.
I mean I've got a house right above me that's totally burnt.>> All those houses that already burned all the way down, that's all toxic too. So their stuff is burnt, washing into my house.>> The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for both counties early Tuesday morning.
The expected downpour could produce more than one inch of rain per hour through Tuesday evening, with between four to nine inches in total expected.>> What's next, pestilence?
re, flood, and grasshoppers?
About 30,000 residents began the week under evacuation orders or advisories as they braced for yet more devastation.