LA CRESCENTA With weather reports forecasting up to 16 inches of rain in the foothills this week, residents didn waste in any time Saturday and started prepping their homes for the storms.
Resident John Hanson made the trek from his Briggs Avenue neighborhood to La Ca Flintridge Paradise Valley community to fill up a half dozen sandbags, which he was going stack outside his home. He has piled sandbags along his driveway to divert water and debris during the storm.
While rain p timberland shoes elted the foothills Sunday night, today storm is expected to pack a powerful punch, with up to 5 inches of rain, possible thunderstorms tonight and wind gusts approaching 30 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm could produce heavy downpours of more than an inch per hour, according to the weather service.
A second storm will move in Tuesday, but a stronger storm is expe timberland shoes cted to hit Wednesday, weather officials said.
The series of storms could bring the wettest week in Southern California since 2005, according to the weather service, potentially causing floods on a scale not seen s timberland shoes ince that year.
This week storms carry the threat of creating deadly debris flows, especially to the recen timberland shoes t burn areas, and rock slides, according to the weather service.
Weather officials advised residents who live in the burn areas to monitor rain reports.
Hazardous weather reports prompted the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works early Sunday to shut down all county roads in the Station fire area, including Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Road and Upper Tujunga Road.