I have a bit to say about the people of La Canada Flintridge and their attack of Governor Schwarzenegger. First off, you people bought your big house in the foothills of Southern California, a region notorious for brush fires. Its not the governors fault that people start fires. Its not the governors fault that you people had to have a house with a view.
You are as pathetic as the multi-millionaire actors that buy houses on the beach then cry to the taxpayer when storms wash away their beach. No one told you to buy a house in the hills, thus, when the rains come and wash your house away, its not the responsibility of the State and the Federal government to bail you out. JD
Residents and officials were assessing the damage this morning after mudslides damaged 43 homes in the foothills hit by the Station fire.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was scheduled to tour the Ocean View Boulevard area this morning.
Most of the evacuations of residents were lifted, and most of the canyon roads closed by mud damage Saturday were now open.
The mudslides occurred during an intense storm early Saturday morning. The power of the debris flowing off the mountain pushed a 10-ton boulder into a crucial catch basin in La Cañada Flintridge.
The boulder clogged the drain like a giant stopper, and the ashen muck had nowhere to go but through the Paradise Valley neighborhood on the northern end of Ocean View Boulevard. Mud flowed two miles downhill, all the way to Foothill Boulevard.
“It looked like the Niagara Falls was coming down the street,” said Amanda Manukian, who lives in the 5400 block of Ocean View Boulevard. She said she saw firefighters scramble out of her neighbor’s home when a burst of rainfall poured down, threatening the crew.
The mudflow twisted garage doors into dented accordions, disintegrated walls of sandbags and knocked over 4,000-pound concrete barriers that lined the road to divert water away from homes. About 25 vehicles were damaged, flowing down the street and smashing against walls, trees and one another.
Despite the damaging flows, there were no reports of deaths or serious injuries.