Malibu suffers through 2nd round of muck

  Jonathan T. Lovitt ; Gary Fields


  USA Today


  Page 01A

  (Copyright 1994)


  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."