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>> 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.
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So that's
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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.
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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.
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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?
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re, flood, and grasshoppers?
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About 30,000 residents began the week under evacuation orders or advisories as they braced for yet more devastation.