Heavy rains pose concerns for flooding and mudslides for King Fire burn area

by admin / Jan 31, 2016 / 0 comments
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Flooding Fire Scar Areas

2016-01-31. 04:39:27 PLACERVILLE CA

    Lots of rain falling around our region means relief from the drought, but in areas ravaged by wildfires, it poses some serious concerns for flooding and mudslides. In Pollock Pines Friday night, more than two inches fell in just one day.

El Dorado County residents are stocking up on sand bags and other supplies due to the possibility of flash flooding. At True Value Hardware in Pollock Pines, only six sandbags were left of the 100 bags delivered the day before.

Dedre Schmeeckle, a Camino Resident, isn't taking any chances. She's getting ready because the Sand Fire burned dangerously close to her in Camino several years ago. That made flooding a big danger last year.

Some people are not as concerned.

"I don't need to worry about flash flooding. I live on the side of a hill," said Aaron Jackson, a Pollock Pines resident. "The mud is not going to affect us too much."

The National Weather Service said anyone living or traveling on roads in the King Fire burn area should watch out for flooding and mudslides. Until Saturday morning, they're expecting up to five inches of rain in burn scar areas.

See VID http://www.abc10.com/story/news/2016/01/30/heavy-rains-pose-big-concerns-for-flooding-and-mudslides-for-king-fire-burn-area/79559070/

 

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