October 30, 2014
MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say more than 30 homes have been damaged after flash floods struck Southern California mountains - at least a dozen of them so severely that they're uninhabitable.
The Mount Baldy fire chief said Monday that some 25 houses are damaged and six of those are uninhabitable after a flash flood that ripped through his town.
Fire officials previously said between six and eight homes have the similar severe damages about 50 miles away near Forest Falls.
Mount Baldy fire Chief Bill Stead says the most significant damage in this tiny resort town popular with skiers and hikers is in the Goat Hill area where a rockslide buried some homes up to their roofs.
Dozens of volunteers are shoveling mud out of homes, digging out cars and removing large rocks by hand.