iOS app Android app More

Storm prompts evacuations north of Los Angeles

stumbleupon: Storm prompts evacuations north of Los Angeles   digg: US Works With Sudan Government Suspected Of Aiding Genocide   reddit: Storm prompts evacuations north of Los Angeles   del.icio.us: Storm prompts evacuations north of Los Angeles

February 26, 2010 11:42 AM EST | AP


LOS ANGELES — About 200 homes in Los Angeles-area foothills have been ordered evacuated as another powerful winter storm heads toward Southern California.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for parts of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties that were charred by wildfires.

Deputies will go door-to-door Friday telling people to leave their homes by 6 p.m. in La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta, two areas at risk of mudslides.

Forecasters say a storm Friday night and Saturday morning could dump up to 2 1/2 inches of rain in those areas.

A mudslide earlier this month damaged 43 homes in La Canada Flintridge.