Malibu suffers through 2nd round of muck
Jonathan T. Lovitt ; Gary Fields
MALIBU, Calif. - The worse might be over for residents who endured a second
round of mudslides this month after a downpour Sunday.
Michael Henry of Weather Services Corp. says the area was hit by 1-2 inches of
Mud and debris cascaded onto Pacific Coast Highway, damaging at least 21
At least three people died on slick freeways flooded by water 2 feet deep at some
"Malibu's a nice place to live, but it's getting to be a bit much," said Selwin
Ginsburg, 61, who was up until 4 a.m. battling the muck that invaded his
oceanfront home. He awoke three hours later to find knee-deep water had
A 6-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway will be closed this morning,
forcing motorists to use Ventura Freeway.
And more problems await.
"Geologists . . . say the debris is building in the canyons," says Capt. Larry
Collins of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. "If we get a good soaking
I'd hate to see what's going to come down here."