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What to do when you're downhill of a mudslide




Reporters look vehicles stuck on a road after being trapped by a mudslide on California Highway 58 in Mojave, California on Oct. 16, 2015, after torrential rains swamped the area and forced drivers and passengers to flee on foot.  75 tractor-trailers and two tour buses were among the 115 vehicles caught up in the disaster.
Reporters look vehicles stuck on a road after being trapped by a mudslide on California Highway 58 in Mojave, California on Oct. 16, 2015, after torrential rains swamped the area and forced drivers and passengers to flee on foot. 75 tractor-trailers and two tour buses were among the 115 vehicles caught up in the disaster.
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When El Niño finally arrives, the rain it brings might bring some relief to the drought. But all that water may trigger another disaster altogether: Mudslides.

Just last week, a flash flood triggered one north of Los Angeles that trapped drivers on the I-5.

Chris Ipsen with the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department gives some advice on how to prepare yourself if you're caught downhill of a mudslide.