fire-scarred california just got a new wake-up call: mud flow risk is high

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Fire-scarred California just got a new wake-up call: Mud flow risk is high

“The Montecito event was not a particularly strong storm, it just happened to be localized, one (burst of rain) in a bad spot,” Daniel Swain, a UCLA climate scientist, warned. “Those situations are hard to predict. Giant storms are not going to catch us by surprise, but these individual heavy cells can catch us by surprise.”