Why all the concern about mudslides? --- > In 1969, massive mudslides that came after a wildfire the year before destroyed 200 homes and killed 34 people.
The risk is greater now because there are 70% to 80% more structures in the danger zone than in 1969 and that 90% of the hillside vegetation was burned.
Workers have been erecting barriers to direct the flow of any mud and debris that comes down from the Colby fire burn area. In Glendora, the vulnerable area is about a three-mile stretch from the city's western border to Loraine Avenue.
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Prior to these storms current weather systems, just 1.2 inches of rain had been recorded in the region since July 1, the start of the rain-measuring year.
And the heaviest rainfall has yet to come.