As the weekend arrived, a torrential rain made California muddy.
A part of Southern California is all covered in mud as the weekend brought some heavy rain. Hundreds of cars remained blocked in mud on a highway. Fortunately, the chaos provoked by the debris on the highway didn’t provoke deaths or injuries.
The worst part of the rain had passed, but meteorologists announce that there are still chances of rain, so all the official’s efforts to clean up the mess may be in vain.
Antelope Valley is the most damaged area in Los Angeles County.
“It was terrifying. It was a raging river of mud. I’ve never experienced anything like it, ever,” said Rhonda Flores, a witness.
Many people remained trapped in their cars on the highway along State Route 58 while rescuers help them get out of cars. They were rescued during night, ten hours after the storm came and destroyed 3 homes.
Sgt. Mario Lopez witnessed the rescuing process and claimed that he had never in his life seen a chaos like that. He also added that basically there was no highway anymore.
The flowing debris affected two other small communities, where approximately 12 houses were destroyed.
Lopes declared that the officials will need many days before they reopen the damaged State Route 58. A mile of this road is covered in mud having a depth between 2 and 6 feet. Almost 200 cars remained trapped in the mud.
Lake Hughes, a nearby community, was also affected. Officials declared that they checked almost 800 homes to see if people were safe.
The officials will have to remove approximately 300,000 cubic yards of mud.
The National Weather Service meteorologists stated that they cannot establish yet if this event is related to the El Niño phenomenon.
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