Mudslide prompts evacuation of 3 homes in rain-soaked Hacienda Heights, fire department says

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (KABC) — Three homes were evacuated in Hacienda Heights on Tuesday morning after a portion of a hillside gave way during an intense storm that has drenched the region.

The incident was reported along Gotera Drive around 9:45 a.m. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found a mudslide in the backyard of one house.

During that investigation, a secondary mudslide occurred and “came crashing down into the neighbor’s house,” said Los Angeles County Fire Department Engineer Christian Reynoso, a spokesman for the agency.

Both of those affected homes were evacuated, along with a third one at the bottom of the hill that was evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

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AIR7 HD was over the area and observed flooding in the backyard of some homes after the heavy rains.

The full extent of damage to the three houses was not immediately clear.

Plywood and sandbags were being brought to the scene as the cleanup operation continued, Reynoso said.

Two transmission towers are perched atop the hill. Asked if there was any concern about the structures, Reynoso told ABC7: “Yes, there is some concern obviously because they’re on that hill that’s sliding right now.

“So we’re just going to keep an eye on everything and hope for the best, that there isn’t any more mud that’s coming down.”

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.