woolsey fire

(Photo by John Palminteri)

The storm system which brought some heavy rainfall to the Central and South Coasts has almost wrapped up, but some thunderstorms are possible between now and Thursday morning. Rainfall in the Thomas, Hill, and Woolsey Fire burn zones ranged from around a quarter of an inch of rain to around two and a half inches.

Two famous comedians are the latest to step up to help people affected by the Woolsey Brush Fire and the Borderline Bar and Grill attack. Howie Mandel and Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will headline a December 22nd benefit show in Thousand Oaks.

(Photo by John Palminteri)

As predicted, a storm system brought some heavy rainfall to the Central and South Coasts, but the region’s brush fire burn zones has made it through the rain without serious problems.  But, there is some continuing concern about the potential threat from thunderstorms.

The first wave of two storm systems which have converged has arrived on the Central and South Coasts. But, meteorologists say the total rainfall should be spread out enough that we won’t see serious problems in fire burn zones.

The Central Coast has already received more than a third of an inch of rain, while the totals so far on the South Coast are much lighter.

The state and the federal government opened a joint center in Ventura County to help victims of the Woolsey and Hill brush fires. The Ventura County Disaster Recovery Center has FEMA, State of California, and Small Business Administration representatives on hand, as well as people from other agencies which can help fire victims.

Federal geologists have released new research to identify potential flash flooding and debris flows in areas where hillsides were stripped bare by the Hill and Woolsey brush fires.

The United States Geological Survey maps show the likelihood of debris flow generation, and estimates of flow magnitude.

A storm system headed to the Central and South Coasts could be slightly stronger than the one which swept through the region Thanksgiving week. But, meteorologists say it looks like the rainfall won’t be concentrated enough to cause serious problems in brush fire burn areas on the South Coast.

Firefighters say teams have completed an assessment of structures lost to the giant Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, and the final numbers are staggering.

1,643 structures were lost, and 364 damaged.  The 96,000 acre fire which began November 8th was fully contained this last Wednesday.

The storm system which passed through the Central and South Coasts over the Thanksgiving holiday didn’t cause in major problems in brush fire burn zones.

Public safety officials kept a close eye on the storm because of concern about potentially flooding, and debris flow issues in the Thomas, Hill, and Woolsey brush fire burn zones.

A storm system has created some heavy rainfall on the Central Coast, but as of 11:30 p.m. Wednesday rainfall amounts were much lighter on the South Coasts.

Public safety officials have been keeping a close eye on the system because of concern about the potential for problems in the Thomas, Hill, and Woolsey brush fire burn areas.

The massive Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties is now fully contained.

The 96,000 acre fire was declared fully contained Wednesday. The fire began on November 8th.

A storm system is still on path to bring rain to the Central and South Coasts, but the latest information shows rainfall rates will be below levels which could cause flooding, or debris flows in brush fire burn areas.

Rainfall could start on the Central Coast Wednesday morning.

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Ventura County firefighters say containment is now up to 98% on the Woolsey brush fire, and they expect to have the 96,000 acre blaze fully contained by the end of the day Wednesday .

The massive fire started December 8th, and has destroyed or damaged more than 1800 structures in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

Crews are moving into final mopup mode on the massive Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

The 96,000 acre fire is now 96% contained.  Some 1500 structures have been destroyed.

A storm system is headed for the Central and South Coasts, but meteorologists say rainfall amounts appear to be below thresholds to cause serious problems in the Thomas, Hill, and Woolsey brush fire burn areas.

Light rain could start on the Central Coast during the day Wednesday, with the rain moving onto the South Coast Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

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