California Mandatory Evacuations – Transportation Delays Likely

01/08/2018

Rail and truck delays will likely result from the rapidly changing situation in California.

Parts of Santa Barbara County recently affected by wildfires are now under evacuation orders because of the rain.

With fears that burn scar areas could see large mudslides during the first rain event since a series of wildfires devastated the landscape in the fall months.

According to NBC News, A powerful Pacific storm covering the entire length of California knocked out power for thousands and threatened dangerous mudslides in communities near mountains stripped of protective foliage by drought-fueled wildfires.

Almost 3 inches of rain fell on downtown Los Angeles through Friday evening, more than double in one day the total of 1.2 inches it had gotten since July 1 — a stretch of nine months.

As always, Fairrington will update clients directly impacted by the weather.