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Mudslides in Southern California
Never know what’s going to get washed out of a house. Someone’s near mount.
BS, That is Polar Bear who was burnt by the scorching sun and drowned.
After enlarging the picture on my cell phone that’s an actual dead bear. I bought the hind legs were in a standing position.
I've been thinking about Iktomi. He made it through the fire, I pray he makes it through the mud.
I'm fine. The fires in my area were in early October, and we've had 3 months to shore things up and prepare for the rains. A few small slides up here but generally we seem to be in pretty good shape. The fires in SoCal were contained only a couple weeks ago, and they haven't had much time to prepare for winter rains.
fires came within 1/4 mile of my place. I was pretty secure. Farm land and a major highway (126) separated me from the fires. My big worry from the rains was flooding. We have a huge water shed that funnels by the farm and has broke it's banks to flood my farm. I put up 30 bales of straw across the front of my house to deflect water around the house. The local feed store sells 1000's of bales to Cal-Trans just for this type of thing. I didn't feel like filling 250 sand bags one year, so I had some straw and we (employee and I) used the bales and it worked fantastic. I had about a foot of water roll across the road right into my place and those wet bales kicked it.
This last rain for my area was perfect. Day 1: 1.25" of water over 16 hours. Day 2: 0.75" of water.
The air is fantastic now. No particulate from the smoke floating around anymore. I expect in the next 2 weeks to see some greening of the hills now. No rain predicted for 2 weeks at this point in time.
Fire stopped about 1/4 mile from my place as well. It was a pretty close call.