After an extended drought you might think that heavy rainfall would be welcome. Not always. In fact, in parts of California recently swept by brush fires, the rain can turn out to be even more deadly.
The fires wiped out trees and brush, vegetation that is essential in preventing flash floods and mudslides when the rain hits.
In parts of San Diego county, rainfalls as heavy as two inches, caused evacuation orders to be issued in some canyons. Malibu is also under a rain watch.