Mike asked me to send an update along to the list. As you know we’ve got more storms headed our way, and while we’ve been lucky so far, it’s only a matter of time before we get a “gully washer”. It never rains in California, remember? 😉
I also wanted to include a link for Weather.com’s 10-day forecast. It’s not a guarantee, but it’s another resource to use for planning while we work on clean-up, sand bagging, etc.
Lastly, let me echo Mike’s call for patience and understanding. Keep in mind that just because we’ve weathered storms and flooding in the past, this is a new game. The Station Fire was, after all, the WORST fire in LA County history. The damage to our mountains from this fire is much more extreme than that which caused the 1978 and 1982 floods. Don’t take the risk. Do what you can to protect your home, but don’t delude yourself. If debris starts heading your way, there is nothing you can do to stop it. If you stay, you risk your lives. It’s that simple.
So far all the Station Fire has only claimed 2 lives. Let’s keep it that way.
As I was leaving work, I saw that the National Weather Service has scheduled a conference call tomorrow (it was tentative earlier this week depending on how the two storms were shaping up) to give us the up-to-date on the storms. The fact it is scheduled indicates that the Saturday storm could be a big one. So I may be issuing permit suspensions after the call – this is a heads-up. We will incorporate lead time into the suspension. Flexibility is the key.
Michael J. McIntyre
Los Angeles River Ranger District
12371 North Little Tujunga Canyon Road
San Fernando, CA 91342
(818) 899-1900 ext. 223
(818) 896-6727 (FAX)
“Don’t Accept The Norm…..It is
Somebody Else’s Compromise”