Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Conflicting stories about evacuations in SoCal burn areas

At Wildfire Today we have previously pointed out conflicting newspaper headlines and articles about wildland fire. Now the San Diego Union-Tribune and MyFox in Los Angeles need to get together and figure out what the hell is going on. The articles below are about the threat, or non-threat, of mudslides forcing evacuations in the areas that burned in southern California a couple of weeks ago.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says:

California burn areas escape storm damage

6:31 p.m. November 26, 2008

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Weary residents ordered to evacuate during heavy overnight rains returned home Wednesday as the threat of mudslides and flash flooding in Southern California's wildfire burn areas eased on the eve of Thanksgiving.

All 1,500 people ordered to leave their homes in the Orange County city of Yorba Linda were allowed back in and no major flooding was reported in the hilly suburban communities that burned so dramatically earlier this month.

MyFox says:

Rain Storm Hits Southern California, Prompts Evacuations
Orange County residents on edge due to chances of mudslides.

Last Edited: Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008, 5:16 PM PST
Created: Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008, 2:27 AM PST

Yorba Linda -- A rainstorm that swept through the Southland overnight caused flash flooding, power outages, traffic accidents, and evacuations in Yorba Linda, where hillsides scorched by the recent wildfire were at risk of mudslides.

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