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June 29, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Barbara County residents, still wearily battling devastating brush fires, may be facing more calamity later this year well after the ashes have cooled. Rolf Ohlemute, assistant director of the county's flood control and water conservation district, warned that this week's fire has burned enough vegetation around four local creek beds to raise the danger of floods this winter. "Rainfall of just one inch will cause a problem," Ohlemute said, "It will bring a load of mud into urban areas."
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June 29, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Barbara County residents, still wearily battling devastating brush fires, may be facing more calamity later this year well after the ashes have cooled. Rolf Ohlemute, assistant director of the county's flood control and water conservation district, warned that this week's fire has burned enough vegetation around four local creek beds to raise the danger of floods this winter. "Rainfall of just one inch will cause a problem," Ohlemute said, "It will bring a load of mud into urban areas."
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August 11, 2003 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
While the Pentagon was planning the war against Iraq, a small group of medical relief planners here was preparing for its aftermath. In the last month alone, those planners have shipped more than $5.5 million in medical aid to Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. And the staff of Direct Relief International, the largest private international relief organization in California, is just getting started.
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