The top map below shows recent burn areas considered vulnerable in flash flood conditions. The bottom map shows specific canyons in Tujunga, Glendale, La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge at risk for mudslides during heavy rainfall. For up-to-date information on the foothill neighborhoods, visit the Times' L.A. Now blog
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Recent burn areas in the Los Angeles area considered vulnerable in flash flood conditions View Fire perimeters 2008-09 at risk for mudslides and flash floods in a larger map
Areas at risk for mudslides
Start of fire
Major canyons in the Angeles National Forest at risk for mudslides
Los Angeles County Fire Stations where residents can pick up free sandbags
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Canyon areas under threat of mudslides in heavy rain View Los Angeles area mudslide danger map - Los Angeles Times in a larger map
Click on icons and lines, and an informational bubble will pop up. The star icons represent areas considered by the U.S. Geological Survey to be at risk for mudslides in the worst-case scenario. Under this scenario, a rainstorm would last 12 hours, striking when debris-retention basins are already full. Such a storm occurs about once every two years. Mudslides can also occur with less rain when basins are not full. The red fire perimeter shows the boundaries of previous fires.
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