Two Dozen Homes and Buildings Damaged by California Mudslides

Two Dozen Homes and Buildings Damaged by California Mudslides

Disaster Alert
January 27, 2021

Source: The Weather Channel

Approximate location (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:

California

– Salinas (Monterey County, 93901, 93902, 93905, 93906, 93907, 93908, 93912, 93915, 93962)

At a Glance

  • Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were without power.
  • A wind gust of 121 mph was recorded.

About two dozen homes were damaged and one person injured in mudslides Wednesday in Monterey County, California.

Emergency crews were assisting affected homeowners, according to the Monterey County Regional Fire Protection District.

“Firefighters from MCRFD and assisting fire agencies continue to assess properties that have been affected by mud flows,” the agency said on Twitter. “So far, we have identified 20-25 homes & outbuildings that have some minor to severe damage. One resident was injured while escaping her home.

Earlier, more than 400,000 homes and businesses were without electricity after powerful winds ushered in rain, snow and the potential for deadly mudslides and flooding.

Fire officials in San Mateo County said they responded to several calls of downed trees overnight. Thousands of residents in some communities there and in neighboring Santa Cruz County were under evacuation orders due to the threat of debris flows, a dangerous type of mudslide that is more likely to happen in areas burned by wildfires.

Some fire-scarred parts of Monterey County were also under evacuation orders.

The weather is being fueled by an atmospheric river – a thin, long plume of moisture – that is expected to stall over the region for the next 24 hours or so and is also driving snow that is part of Winter Storm Orlena.

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