Riva Feldman, Santa Monica Mountains, Rick Mullen discussed on KNX Evening News with Diane Thompson

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The board from the beaches to the valleys within California's most accurate dependable forecast. I'm CBS to meteorologists and Burleigh for KNX ten seventy NewsRadio right now in San Bernardino. We have fifty one fifty nine degrees. Corona sixty one degrees. Santa Monica right now, sixty one San Clemente. You have fifty four degrees. It's eleven seventeen and this is KNX ten. Seventy crews have now surrounded ninety six percent of the Wolsey fire, which has scorched ninety seven thousand acres of brush and timber. The fire killed three people and destroyed. Fifteen hundred homes now there are still nearly eleven hundred firefighters patrolling the fire zone targeting hot spots in the wake of the Wolsey fire and others. A lot of questions are being asked about how to prevent homes from being destroyed from raging flames. Some experts think it may be time for government officials to ban people from rebuilding in areas scorched by wildfires or from living in places prone to fires Malibu mayor. Rick Mullen, says it's not quite that. Simple. I'm not sure we have the ability to do those things. But if you think about it, what is Malibu, it's really a coastal town surrounded by the Santa Monica mountains, Santa Monica mountains are largely uninhabited. And he says the home. That are in the area have become more fire resistant, but Thomas Jacobson who teaches environmental policy and planning at sonoma's state university says those homes are still burning. So something has to change. We have a whole array of questions that we need answers to how can we build safely and resiliency that we have historically tackle who designed better access. He says it is getting easier to predict fire behavior and identify vulnerable areas, and he believes city planners and lawmakers should start using those tools to their advantage Cooper, Rummell KNX, ten seventy NewsRadio Malibu city manager. Riva Feldman is preparing for the rain heading into the area on Wednesday. She tells KNX those who just returned to their homes after the Wolsey fire should be ready to evacuate again. I would recommend that everybody. Stay in the ready set. Go position be mindful of what's happening in the weather. If you're in an area where there is no cell service or other types of communication. You might wanna think about volunteer. Early evacuating just to be safe. Feldman says the city is coordinating with county state and federal officials to be ready for potential mud and rockslides. With rain on the way, people whose homes escaped the flames of the hill and Wolsey fire or getting ready for another challenge the possibility of damaging mudslides. Half a dozen people with shovels were filling sandbags in front of fire station, eighty nine and a guru Barry Van Dyke has lived in the area for forty plus years and says he has concerns about what's now behind his home. Have a huge hill phone decide they used to have some Bradshaw now, it's it's baron. And it looks like it might come down. Maybe not with this rain, but you know, the heavy rains the question is how long do you continue filling in placing sandbags drop, I.

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