Summary Heavy rain in the Lake Hughes area has caused mudslides like the one in this picture submitted by NBC4 viewer Jeff Zimmerman, Zimmerman Media LLC. At least two road closures are in effect in the area - one for Lake Elizabeth Road and one for Bouquet Canyon Road.
Summary A Lake Hughes woman managed to escape her SUV Friday just before it was surrounded by mud. Just moments after she left her SUV it was surrounded by a wall of mud. The Lake Hughes area was placed under a mandatory evacuation order Friday afternoon because authorities said "the hill is coming down."
Summary PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) -- Authorities say they've evacuated seven homes in the Lake Hughes area due to flooding and mudslides. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that the evacuations on Friday afternoon were being taken as a precaution. Several streets in the area also remained closed. Those roads included Lake Elizabeth, which was impassible due to mudslides, and Bouquet Canyon.
Summary PALMDALE, Calif. -- Cool, moist air that's sticking around made it easier for thousands of firefighters building containment lines around a destructive wildfire north of Los Angeles, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for nearly 3,000 residents. It is 20 percent contained, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Powerhouse Wildfire: June 2 Firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire in Lake Hughes, California, approximately 66 miles (100 km) north of Los Angeles in the Angeles National Forest, at dawn on June 2, 2013.
Summary LOS ANGELES A fire that destroyed at least five structures and threatened hundreds of others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two communities north of Los Angeles. Erratic wind spread the blaze in the Angeles National Forest to nearly 41 square miles early Sunday, triggering the evacuation of nearly 1,000 homes in Lake Hughes and Lake Elizabeth, officials said.
Summary LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Residents in three Southern California foothill communities are back home after fears of mudslides from heavy rain abated. One expert says the precipitation will bring the Los Angeles region to about half its normal rainfall for the season. In downtown Los Angeles, the skies cleared in time for the red-carpet arrivals at the Academy Awards, but rescue teams and cleanup crews are still busy.
Summary The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department reports that the hikers were tired after the 8 hour incident, but were not injured. The heavy storms caused some areas of California to be evacuated, some of which still remain in effect. Despite the heavy rains over the last few days, California is still facing a large drought issue throughout the state.
Summary Wide Range of Wintry Conditions Affects Half of US. But Ukraine has taken part in some alliance military exercises and contributed troops to its response force. Kerry, interviewed on Sunday news shows in the U.S., raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit, which is to be held in June in Sochi, the Russia resort that just hosted the Winter Olympics.
Summary LOS ANGELES (AP) - A thunderstorm that brought sorely-needed rain to drought-plagued California is winding down after sending mudslides down foothill communities, flooding roadways and opening up sinkholes. Another employee was pushed back inside the restaurant by a rogue wave but was not seriously hurt. A fierce wave also broke the windows of a restaurant on the Santa Barbara pier.
Summary LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A thunderstorm that brought sorely-needed rain to drought-plagued California is winding down after sending mudslides down foothill communities, flooding roadways and opening up sinkholes. Another employee was pushed back inside the restaurant by a rogue wave but was not seriously hurt. A fierce wave also broke the windows of a restaurant on the Santa Barbara pier.