"SoCal Storm Menaces Neighborhoods Near Burn Areas"

"LOS ANGELES -- A powerful fall storm packing strong winds and rain drenched fire-scarred hillsides around California on Wednesday, and residents from north to south braced for possible mudslides and debris flows.

The storm prompted evacuation warnings earlier Tuesday near Santa Cruz and disrupted power across the state.

Officials urged residents to evacuate from about 60 homes in the town of Davenport in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 50 miles south of San Francisco, where more than six inches of rain fell on an area that burned in August."

Raquel Maria Dillon report for the Associated Press October 14, 2009.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009