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Floods, mudslides, debris flows? A check-in on fire-ravaged areas as rain drenches SoCal

MALIBU, CA - JANUARY 4:  Sandbags and barriers have been placed to protect property from flash floods, mudslides, and debris flows that could result from rain falling on hills that were denuded by a series of firestorms that swept across southern California in October, January 4, 2008 in Malibu, California. After drought conditions and a record-dry year that lead to the wildfires, a series of storms is blowing into the region with the promise of some relief from the drought. The Corral Fire in Malibu was one of a dozen major fires that burned across more a half-million acres killing at least nine and destroying more than 2,000 homes. It was the second major series of wildfires to hit Southern California in four years.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Sandbags and barriers placed to protect property from flash floods, mudslides, and debris flows on October, January 4, 2008 in Malibu, California.

A flash flood warning has been issued for the region downslope of the Holy Fire burn area.

A flash flood warning has been issued for the region downslope of the Holy Fire burn area.

Included are portions of southwest Riverside County and east-central Orange County. Malibu is also bracing for potential debris flows from the Woolsey burn area. The National Weather Service just issued a flash flood warning alerting those in southwest Riverside and east-central Orange County downslope from the Holy Fire.

We’ll hear the latest from first responders and local officials in the affected areas.

Guests:

Fernando Herrera, captain with CALFire Riverside and public information officer for the Holy Flood #2 incident command

Natasha Johnson, mayor of Lake Elsinore

Laura Rosenthal, Malibu City councilmember

Sharon McNary, KPCC’s infrastructure correspondent, who is at a Thousand Oaks debris basin, the area  was burned over in the Woolsey Fire; she tweets

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