With no reprieve in sight for all the rain we're getting here in San Diego, damage is sure to follow. There can definitely be too much of a good thing and the rain doesn't show signs of calming down. We already saw the loss of a local legend and things aren't looking too hopeful for the rest of us. Those of you with trees on your properties need to brace yourself for the massive clean up this storm is going to require:
Parts of California and Nevada braced for another powerful storm after getting lashed by downpours that flooded roads, homes and vineyards and toppled a storied giant sequoia.
Northern California was soaked by more than a foot of rain over a 72-hour period that ended early Monday, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate and leaving thousands without power. The heavy rains forced rivers out of their banks and toppled trees, among them the famed "Pioneer Cabin" in Calaveras Big Trees State Park that had a drive-thru tunnel carved into its base more than a century ago.
In Southern California, scattered light showers are possible during the late morning and afternoon. Most of the day will be dry before a stronger system moves in early Thursday, providing the southern part of the state with a brief break before another strong storm bears down on the region late Tuesday and into Wednesday.
A mudslide early Tuesday closed southbound Kanan Dume Road, about one mile north of Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu. Authorities warned of more possible mudslides in recent wildfire burn areas after a weekend of stormy weather that authorities called the heaviest rain in a decade.
"It's been about 10 years since we've experienced this kind of rainfall," [Steve] Anderson said Monday. He said the storm system arriving Tuesday was not as potent as over weekend but could still cause problems. "The big concern is flash flooding, rapid rises on creeks and the Russian River coming out of its banks again."
With all this water and mess people will need time and assistance cleaning up their yards. There are likely to be many downed trees that need to be removed and some stumps that need pulling out. It's not recommended to try to remove a stump on your own and honestly, those videos of people yanking them out with their vehicles don't show what can go wrong. Leave it to the professionals to remove your stumps: http://www.allcleartree.com/stump-removal.
We've got the tools and the manpower for the job. Without that barren stump in your yard you'll find you have more space to live and play.
The blog post Who Ordered The Rain In San Diego? is courtesy of The All Clear Tree Service Blog