Mudslides and Debris Flows Force Los Angeles Residents to Flee Homes

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Heavy rains in Southern California triggered mudslides and debris flows in Los Angeles overnight, authorities said, forcing some residents out of their homes.

The National Weather Service warned early Monday that an “extremely dangerous situation” is unfolding in the Hollywood Hills area and around the Santa Monica Mountains amid the storm. “Life threatening landslides and additional flash flooding expected overnight tonight,” the forecasters wrote on X, advising locals to avoid travel.

Two homes in Studio City sustained “significant damage” in a debris flow at around 11:25 p.m. Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters helped 16 residents and their pets evacuate from all of the nine houses on Lockridge Road “in case further soil instability causes another flow nearby,” the department said.

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