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Mudslides Threaten Hillside Homes

The heavy rainfall may not be good news for some residents in drought-stricken California. 

On Sunday, the Los Angeles are received the heaviest rainfall in the past several months, which threatened foothill communities in Southern California with mudslide risks Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Motorists were stranded along the Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday after the rain caused rockslides and mudslides.

A portion of the highway has been shut down and will remain closed for days, according to

Heavy rain is expected to come to California on Tuesday and may not leave until Wednesday morning, after a couple of “Pacific disturbances” affected the region, according to the National Weather Service.

The upcoming heavy rain will possibly threaten the foothills above Azusa and Glendora, which have been vulnerable since the wildfire in January. Officials have updated the alert status in the impacted area to yellow, according to the City of Glendora website.

Parking restrictions were in effect in Glendora as of Monday morning. Residents have been directed to remove their vehicles from the streets, according to the city’s Facebook page

Sandbags have been piled up as a precaution to the potential mudslides.

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