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Winter Weather / California / Mudslide / Snow #776613

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(La Conchita, California: David Muir) The ferocity of the mudslide in La Conchita, California, featured; scenes shown of the hillside sliding down & the fire department looking for survivors in collapses houses using dogs & life detectors. [FIREMAN - describes how the devices work.] [Scientific EXPERT - says the rains reactivated the 1995 landslide.] [RESIDENT - reacts.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Map shown of the Los Angeles basin, which is bearing the brunt of the rainfall.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) The flooding in southern California from the ongoing rainfall featured; scenes shown of a huge boulder on the road in Malibu, the threat of a levee break in San Juan Capistrano, a woman & her baby on a raft in the water & snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains; details given about regional drought conditions. [On "Good Morning America," rescued mother Erica HENDERSON†- describes what happened.] [NASA climatologist William PATZERT†- says we don't have the infrastructure to capture this water.]

Jennings, Peter;
Muir, David;
Rooney, Brian

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