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Flash Flooding in Southern California

2 Feb 2019, 12:04 pm

Heavy rain bands moved through Southern California on Saturday morning, with Flash Flood Warnings issued for many of the burn scar areas. At times, rain rates were up to 0.5″ within five minutes in parts of Santa Barbara County. Mudslides closed down the Pacific Coast Highway in multiple places. We spoke with Caltrans District 7 about the impacts:

PCH closure

Debris flows continue in California causing numerous road closures. We spoke with Caltrans District 7 Headquarters on the closure of the Pacific Coast Highway near the Woolsey Fire burn scar.

Posted by WeatherNation on Saturday, February 2, 2019

There have been numerous reports of flooding and mud/debris flows within the warned areas.

Parts of the US 101 in and around Santa Barbara were closed due to mud/rocks in the road as well as flooding. Check out this incredible video that shows the extreme power of water. Debris flows knock down more trees as flood waters overwhelmed the landscape.

We will continue to bring you the latest on WeatherNation as the threat continues for parts of Southern California into this afternoon.

For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo