Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Top News

Azusa residents ordered to evacuate homes

Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 00:45

Mar.1 - Residents along Ridgeway Dr. in Azusa, California are ordered to evacuate as rain in the Los Angeles-area threaten mudslides. Sarah Toms reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Police in the southern California city of Azusa have ordered mandatory evacuations for 1,000 homes because of fears of mudslides. Residents are laying out sandbags to protect their homes as a powerful rainstorm prepares to drench the drought-stricken US state. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PHILIP POBLED, RESIDENT OF EVACUATED AREA, SAYING: "We were forced to leave our house because of the danger - the mountain is going to crumble and fall. And it's going to bury our house, with us, so that's it. We don't know what to do." Homeowners - just northeast of Los Angeles - were told to leave after earlier rain soaked the mountain slopes, denuded by wildfires last summer.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Azusa residents ordered to evacuate homes

Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 00:45