LA CONCHITA WEATHER (03/11/1995)
HEAVY RAINS AND HIGH WINDS HAVE BEEN POUNDING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, FLOODING RIVERS, CLOSING ROADS AND SENDING TONS OF MUD SLIDING DOWN SOGGY HILLS. UP TO NINE INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE. IN LA CONCHITA.. HEAVILY HIT BY MUDSLIDES LAST WEEKEND... THINGS ARE A LITTLE CALMER... THOUGH STILL TENUOUS.
CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF THE CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES / THE CITY OF LA CONCHITA, CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN HIT ESPECIALLY HARD / VENTURA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT PRESSER, NEWSER, PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE LA CONCHITA MUDSLIDES
LA CONCHITA MUDSLIDE ELEMENTS
MUDSLIDE PRESSER
BRIEF NATS EXT FTG OF PRESSER / PRESS CONFERENCE / NEWSER W/ LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ON THE MUDSLIDE IN LA CONCHITA, CALIFORNIA, WHERE 10 PEOPLE DIED
MORE MUDSLIDE PREPS (03/10/1995)
BRACING FOR MORE MUDSLIDES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
LA CONCHITA MUDSLIDE
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LA CONCHITA MUDSLIDE
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CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF THE CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES / THE CITY OF LA CONCHITA, CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN HIT ESPECIALLY HARD / PRESSER BY VENTURA COUNTRY FIRE CHIEF BOB ROPER ON THE RESCUE MISSION
LA CONCHITA, CALIFORNIA EVACUATIONS (03/09/1995)
RESIDENTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE BRACING FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS.. SLATED TO HIT THIS EVENING. FLOODED STREETS AND MUDSLIDES FROM RAINS EARLIER THIS WEEK HAVE CAUSED PROBLEMS. MORE RAIN EXPECTED TONIGHT ON ALREADY SATURATED GROUND IS THE SOURCE OF WORRY FOR MANY RESIDENTS.
MUDSLIDE EVACUATION CONTINUES (03/08/1995)
JUST WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE DO IS A FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION AROUND THE LA CONCHITA, CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOOD, BECAUSE INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL NOT COVER THE DAMAGE. MAIL BOXES ARE ALL THAT REMAINS IN FRONT OF SOME OF THE NINE HOMES THAT WERE DESTROYED BY THE 800 THOUSAND TONS OF MUD. THOSE WHO LIVE IN LA CONCHITA REALIZED THAT THERE IS LITTLE HOPE THAT ANYONE WILL HELP THEM REBUILD. OFFICIALS SAY THAT THEY'VE HAD SOME MOVEMENT IN AN AREA OF THE MOUNTAIN THAT HAS NOT YET SLID, AND THAT THE MOUNTAIN IS ON THE MOVE. THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PEOPLE ARE IN TOWN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE WHERE THEY CAN BUT CAN'T HELP THOSE TOTALLY WIPED OUT.
CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF THE CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES / THE CITY OF LA CONCHITA, CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN HIT ESPECIALLY HARD / PRESSER BY VENTURA COUNTRY FIRE CHIEF BOB ROPER ON THE RESCUE MISSION
LA CONCHITA MUDSLIDE
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CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF THE CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES / THE CITY OF LA CONCHITA, CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN HIT ESPECIALLY HARD / PRESSER BY VENTURA COUNTRY FIRE CHIEF BOB ROPER ON THE RESCUE MISSION
LA CONCHITA MUDSLIDE-ARNOLD
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MUDSLIDE THREATENS MORE HOMES (3/6/1995)
HEAVY RAINS HAVE INCREASED THE LANDSLIDE THREAT IN THE COMMUNITY OF LA CONCHITA IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THE VENTURA COUNTY HILLSIDE BEGAN COLLAPSING SATURDAY IN HEAVY RAINS, CRUSHING NINE HOMES UNDER TONS OF DIRT AND ROCK. MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE HAD TO BE EVACUATED. RESIDENTS BARELY HAD TIME TO GATHER A FEW BELONGINGS BEFORE ABANDONING THEIR HOMES. FROM SANTA BARBARA TO SAN DIEGO, RAIN HAS SOAKED HILLSIDES AND FLOODED STREAMS. ONE ACCIDENT IN NEWHALL CLAIMED TWO LIVES. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR THE COASTAL SLOPES AND FOOTHILLS OF THE SAN BERNARDINO AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS. THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF, BUT ANOTHER STORM IS IN SIGHT FOR LATER IN THE WEEK.
CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES
MUDSLIDES IN CALIFORNIA HAVE CLAIMED ANOTHER DWELLING. DEPUTY LEE MORRIS OF THE VENTURA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS TEN HOMES AND ONE MOBILE HOME HAVE NOW BEEN LOST. THE AFFECTED HOMES ARE ALL ON ONE STREET IN LA CONCHITA. NO INJURIES ARE REPORTED.
LA CONCHITA MUDSLIDE WORKERS
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CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF THE CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES / THE CITY OF LA CONCHITA, CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN HIT ESPECIALLY HARD / FTG OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ARRIVING ON FOOT / FTG OF A PRESSER, NEWSER, PRESS CONFERENCE W/ SCHWARZENEGGER / HELICOPTER SHOWS
US Mudslide - Searchers digging through mudslide in town where 4 killed
NAME: US MUDSLIDE 120105N TAPE: EF05/0042 IN_TIME: 10:10:06:15 DURATION: 00:02:00:23 SOURCES: APTN DATELINE: La Conchita - 11 Jan 2005 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Mountain where mudslide occurred 2. Digging machine 3. Crane 4. California State Prisoners digging mud 5. Rescue teams moving in 6. Crushed car 7. Various of rescuers workers 8. Conrad Quintana 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Captain Conrad Quintana, Ventura County Fire Department: "These guys are up here and that's what they are trained to do and that's what the motivation is. We are here to make a difference. We're hopeful. We're very optimistic, it's been less than 24 hours, so we are going to get people alive out of there, and that's why we are here, that's the bottom line." 10. Various of people consoling each other 11. Larry Gallardo, area resident 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Larry Gallardo, area resident: "I mean it's something everyone knows that could happen, but at the same time you never think that it would." 13. Rescue workers carry the fourth body recovered on a stretcher 14. Rescue workers carrying stretcher 15. Rescue workers with American flag in the foreground 16. Limousine carrying a body leaves the area STORYLINE: At least six people have been killed and 14 injured in a mudslide that sent a thunderous cascade of trees and dirt onto the Californian town of La Conchita. Rescuers with listening devices sensitive enough to pick up a whimper or a faint tapping searched for victims on Tuesday. Authorities said around a dozen people were missing, and 10 had been injured. Neighbours and relatives of the missing watched in agony as rescuers hauled away dirt bucket by bucket and looked for signs of life. The dirt flowed like a waterfall, engulfing more than a dozen homes in a four-block area of the town 113 kilometres (70 miles) northwest of Los Angeles. Panicked residents ran as the tons of mud closed in one them; others ran toward the mudslide, helping some of the injured reach safety. Twelve homes were destroyed and 16 were damaged. Yellow-clad firefighters and prison crews in orange suits clambered over the dark brown mound, using their hands, shovels, buckets, wheelbarrows and chainsaws. Initial work was done by hand, but by afternoon, a digger was brought in to move larger debris. Tow trucks removed flattened vehicles. The mudslide was a by-product of a ferocious string of storms that have claimed at least 19 lives around California since Friday.
LA CONCHITA MUDSLIDE
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MUDSLIDE WATCH CONTINUES (03/07/1995)
THE AFTERMATH OF RAIN AND MUDSLIDES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
US Weather 4 - Schwarzenegger surveys area hit by severe weather, mudslides
NAME: US WEATHER 4 120105N TAPE: EF05/0043 IN_TIME: 10:59:40:16 DURATION: 00:02:03:20 SOURCES: ABC DATELINE: California - 12 Jan 2005 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Internet SHOTLIST: 1. Various aerials of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger touring mudslide area of Ventura County 2. Wide view of La Conchita area where mudslide struck homes 3. Close view of Schwarzenegger coming down from muddy area 4. Mid view of Schwarzenegger shaking hands with rescue workers 5. Cutaway camera crews 6. Wide view of news conference, tilt up to mudslide 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California: "I just got here. I wanted to see for myself. It''''s very important for this governor to see you know, the damage so that you can coordinate and work as quickly as possible, because the key thing here is a quick response. I also want to declare a state of emergency for Ventura County." 8. Close view two residents of La Conchita 9. Wide view of Schwarzenegger shaking hands with residents STORYLINE: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the south of the US state on Wednesday, touring the scene of a deadly mudslide in an area north of Los Angeles. Rescuers continue to search for survivors after a rain-triggered mudslide shifted tons of dirt and rocks into the community of La Conchita, a small community between the Pacific Ocean and the hills south of Santa Barbara. At least 10 people were killed and 10 injured when a rain-saturated hillside came crashing down on more than a dozen homes on Monday afternoon. Before dawn on Wednesday, rescuers found the bodies of three children and a woman in the pile of mud and rubble - the wife and children of a La Conchita resident who had dug alongside the crews since the mudslide. Crews using cameras, trained dogs and microphones continued to dig around the clock to find about a dozen others listed as missing. Governor Schwarzenegger surveyed the devastation on Wednesday morning. After a tour by helicopter, he walked into the disaster zone where he met groups of weary rescuers and residents. Schwarzenegger said he came to see the magnitude of the damage, thank rescue workers and give his condolences to residents who lost family and friends. Nearly a week of record-breaking rainfall has given way to clear skies and typically mild southern California temperatures, though it''''s likely to be weeks before the region digs out from a series of brutal storms that killed at least 28 people. Power to more than 800,000 homes and businesses across the state were knocked out by the storms. Despite the clearing skies, authorities warned that flooding was still possible throughout the region as run-off spilled from dams and rain-swollen creeks.
SANTA BARBARA FLOOD FLOOD CLEAN UP (3/13/1995)
WITH THE STORM CLOUDS GONE AND THE SUN SHINING SANTA BARBARA IS TRYING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. SOME OF IT'S NEIGHBORHOODS ARE STILL DEVASTATED BY THE STORM THAT SWEPT THROUGH TOWN FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. A STORM THAT KILLED TWO PEOPLE AND LEFT BEHIND A SEA OF MUD ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN. THE APARTMENT THAT SALVADOR ROBLAS MOVED INTO JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO IS NOW COATED WITH A THICK LAYER OF MUD. SO ARE DOZENS OF OTHER HOMES THAT WERE FLOODED IN ANOTHER STORM EXACTLY TWO MONTHS AGO. AND THIS IS WHAT CAUSED THE FLOODING, A DRAINAGE CHANNEL THAT FILLED UP WITH MUD, ROCKS, TREES, EVEN SO OLD MATTRESSES. IT ALL BACKED UP AT THE CHANNEL, AND ACTING LIKE A DAM FLOODED THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD. SOME RESIDENTS SAY THE CITY WAS NEGLIGENT FOR NOT CLEARING OUT THE CREEK CHANNEL BEFORE THE STORM. BUT UPSTREAM WHERE THE CREEK CHANNEL WAS CLEAR OF DEBRIS THERE WERE ALSO PROBLEMS. A HOUSE WHERE 67 YEAR OLD EDWARD SHIFF, A RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE LIVED, WAS FLOODED AND HE WAS SWEPT TO HIS DEATH BY A WALL OF MUD THAT CAME RACING DOWN SYCAMORE CREEK. AND THE MUD LITERALLY EMPTIED THE HOUSE OF NEARLY ALL IT'S FURNITURE AND CARRIED AWAY SEVERAL VEHICLES LIKE THEY WERE TOYS. IN LA CONCHITA MEANWHILE, THERE IS STILL A DANGER OF MORE MUDSLIDES BUT THE SITUATION APPEARS TO BE STABILIZING. SOME OF THE STREET BARRICADES IN LA CONCHITA HAVE BEEN REMOVED, AND THE FIRE AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS HAVE ALSO BEGUN TO PACK UP AND GO HOME. DON WATTEN IS ONE OF THE FEW RESIDENTS WHO HAS STILL NOT YET EVACUATED. HE BELIEVES THERE IS NO DANGER TO HIS HOME BUT THINKS AT LEAST TWO ROWS OF HOUSES AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAIN WILL SOME DAY BE TAKEN OUT. EITHER BY A MUD SLIDE OR THE COUNTY.
LA CONCHITA RESCUE
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