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In the wake of recent heavy storms, an emergency declaration for Orange County was signed Thursday to help qualify for state funding to pay for more than $5 million in repairs. The declaration came just as another powerful storm was moving into the county and expected to drop at least 2 inches of rain through Sunday night.
February 17, 2011 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
Several San Clemente homeowners filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the owners of a nearby golf course failed to maintain hillside slopes where heavy rains caused disastrous mudflows in December. The 11 homeowners, whose residences were damaged during the torrential downpours, are seeking more than $10 million in damages, according to the lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court. Attorney Serge Tomassian, who represents the homeowners, said that the slope near the Shorecliffs Golf Course was still moving and that the expected rainfall over the next several days may cause additional mudslides that could affect the homes on Via Ballena.
April 30, 1988 | SUE MARTIN
Ah, 'tis spring and all the land is faire . . . at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire at ye olde Paramount Ranch in the gently dimpled hills of Agoura. Rain postponed the opening of the Faire last weekend, but everything is in place today for the usual pageantry and play. This year (the Faire's 26th), the 400th anniversary of Sir Francis Drake's defeat of the Spanish Armada, is being celebrated every weekend through June 5. Fairegoers can see the great navigator himself or listen to his compatriots spin yarns along Freebooter's Way. Or perhaps pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I when she makes her daily progress through the village at 3 p.m. From downtown Los Angeles, take U.S. 101 north to the Chesebro exit, then follow the signs to the Faire's imaginary English village of Chipping-under-Oakwood.
September 14, 2011 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
First came the footprint. Then a series of them. Then a boy's rain-soaked striped shirt laid out on a log. By Tuesday afternoon, a four-member search team, one of dozens scoping the thickly forested San Bernardino National Forest, had the boy — alive, though tired and hungry. "Thank you … you saved me," the boy said in a low voice. Joshua Robb, an autistic 8-year-old who had been missing for more than 24 hours after running away from his elementary school in Twin Peaks, was found in "pretty good shape" in a rugged ravine 1 1/2 miles from the school, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department officials said.
July 21, 2010 | By Lily Kuo, Los Angeles Times
Flooding from torrential summer rains, which has killed at least 700 people and displaced millions, is the worst China has suffered in more than a decade, officials said Wednesday. The rains, which began in May after a severe drought in southern China, are inundating cities and villages throughout the country. Well over half of China's provinces are now enduring monsoon-like downpours, flooding and landslides. "Compared to the same period for the last 10 years, losses from the flood are much higher this year," said Liu Ning, secretary-general of the government's flood prevention department, in a press conference Wednesday in Beijing.
April 24, 1986 | From Reuters
Torrential out-of-season rains caused mud slides that killed four people and left thousands homeless, the Brazilian civil defense office said Wednesday.
August 23, 1986 | United Press International
Typhoon Wayne hit central Taiwan with torrential rains and 100-m.p.h. winds Friday, killing at least 22 people, injuring more than 110 others and paralyzing much of the island.
March 20, 2005
Shame on the dairy farmers ("Mud Is Spoiling Milk Production in Region," Feb. 25). They are complaining about the millions of dollars that they are losing because the rains cause damage to their farms and ultimately the death of those abused cows. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that every year between October and February it rains in California. This is nothing new. Instead of complaining, why don't farmers put barns up for those poor cows or perhaps clean out the "muck" before the rainy months?
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