A powerful weather system could continue walloping already soaked hillsides Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday as a cold front moves in behind a warmer system, bringing with it the potential for intense downpours, forecasters said.
Los Angeles County officials were scheduled to assess the possibility of evacuations in a meeting Tuesday morning, but foothill-area debris basins had so far been able to accommodate runoff from the rainfall. The greatest threat on Monday was from falling tree branches that broke several vehicle and apartment windows, officials said.
Crews had to sandbag the back entrance to a home in Chevy Chase Canyon after a section of steep backyard shifted.
As rainfall totals continued to mount, officials said they were monitoring the weather predictions, basin levels and the stability of a dome of excavated material that was built this summer.
"The sediment placement site is doing well, however it's very, very wet, and we're starting to move toward that saturation point," Glendale Public Works Director Steve Zurn.