Edison Trying to Shift Blame for California Mudslides

Article 0 Comments Edison International said much of the damage from the mudslides that swept through the coastal town of Montecito last year was the result of poorly designed and maintained debris basins for which local governments are responsible. The parent company and its Southern California Edison Co. utility filed […]

Mudslide, Traffic Snarls Accompany 1st of Expected SoCal Storms

Article 1 Comments The first in a series of Pacific storms brought heavy rain to Southern California and snow in the mountains on Jan. 14, closing some highways and snarling traffic. Fears were that the rain could unleash mud and debris flows from large burn scars left by last year’s […]

California Legislation Aims to Clarify Mudslide Insurance

Article 0 Comments The California Senate has approved legislation that seeks to clarify homeowners’ insurance coverage following deadly mudslides near Santa Barbara. Insurance policies generally cover damage caused by fires but not by mudslides. That creates confusion in cases like the mudslides in Montecito, which were triggered by a wildfire. […]