Prepare for winter storms
Last updated 1/3/2008 at Noon
PASADENA — As wet weather arrives, state and federal officials urge Californians affected by the 2007 fires to take precaution against flooding and landslides that may occur as a result of fire-scorched landscapes.
“The rain is just beginning; now is the time to prepare for the possibility of wintertime flooding and erosion,” said Henry Renteria, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and state coordinating officer for the fire recovery effort. “Local, state and federal officials have been doing everything possible to stabilize the burn areas, but the risk...