Sunday, February 8, 2015
Residents Struggle to Recover from Extensive Water Damage in Arcadia
Last December, the National Weather Service predicted 1-2 inches of rain together with severe wind over majority of Los Angeles County. On Friday, December 12th, residents woke up to torrential rains and strong winds that caused flash floods, mudslides, and power outages across the county that caused water damage in Arcadia, as reported by the Los Angeles Daily News. Storm preparations The forecast prompted the Los Angeles County Fire Department to go on standby alert, along with swift-water rescue teams, canine search teams, and dump truck and bulldozer crews. City maintenance crews worked around the clock to clear storm drains throughout the city, while residents were ordered to remove vehicles and other obstructions from roadways. Residents who chose not to evacuate were provided with sandbags for their protection.