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Ventura County also at risk for mudslides and flooding following Thomas Fire

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Those who live in the Thomas Fire burn areas are being evacuated once again. Now, mudslides and flash flooding threaten the area. 

With no vegetation to hold back the rainwater, hillsides that were set ablaze can shed twice as much runoff for the same amount of rain. 

Crews are clearing debris basins in the canyons of Ventura County. There are approximately 10,000 cubic yards of sediment being removed from the basin which clears enough space for a hundred year flood, at least, experts say. 

The City of Ventura is distributing tens of thousands of sandbags to avoid flooding. 

Ventura County officials are urging everyone potentially at risk to go to the Ventura County Recovers website to sign up for emergency notifications about potential problems and evacuations.

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