An “extremely dangerous situation” was unfolding in the Hollywood Hills area and around the Santa Monica Mountains early Monday, as a powerful, slow-moving storm triggered mudflows and debris flows that damaged some homes and forced residents to evacuate.
“Life-threatening landslides and additional flash flooding expected overnight,” the National Weather Service warned on social media. “Avoid travel if at all possible.”
Forecasters expressed deep concern also about Griffith Park, nearby foothills and Malibu and Beverly Hills. A flash flood warning was in effect for the area Monday morning.