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LA Foothill Suburbs Dig Out After Mudslides

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are deciding whether to lift mandatory evacuation orders for about 70 foothill homes in communities deluged by weekend mudslides north of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Brown says crews Sunday are surveying the damage, checking for gas leaks and other
hazards. Forty-three homes in La Canada Flintridge were damaged by
raging mud and debris from a storm early Saturday storm.

County public works crews are using heavy machinery to scoop out
catch basins and clear roads.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled to tour the area Sunday.

The sun is shining but forecasters say more rain could arrive by
Tuesday.

Up to 800 homes were evacuated. No injuries have been reported.


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