Strong Storms Continue to Slam California, Bringing Landslides, Sinkholes & Floods

Posted January 12, 2023, under Blog

This week, another string of strong storms slammed California. With sinkholes and floodwaters damaging towns throughout the state, and even resulting in the death of a young boy in San Luis Obispo County who was swept away by flood waters.

Some 50,000 people were under evacuation orders this week, while more than 110,000 homes and businesses were without power.

To date, 17 people have died from the atmospheric river strong storms which rolled into CA last month.

And since Monday, Southern California has gotten more than a foot and a half of rain and, in the mountains, five feet of snow.

Widespread flooding was reported in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties. The weather services likewise issued a flood watch for these areas, and in many parts of Northern California, through Thursday.

In addition to the relentless rainfall, gusty winds posed a major problem as well. Wind speeds as high as 88 miles per hour were recorded in the mountains north of Los Angeles. Thankfully, the tornados that were forecasted never emerged.

In San Francisco, heavy winds tore the roof right off a large apartment building and several highways throughout the Golden State have been shut down due to mudslides, fallen trees, and flooding.

Amtrak even suspended services after parts of the historic Union Station in Los Angeles were flooded.

The damaging effects of the storm continue to wreak havoc for residents and local businesses.

In Los Angeles, a sinkhole swallowed two cars on a busy Los Angeles street, trapping the motorists inside who had to be rescued by firefighters. Another sinkhole damaged 15 homes in Santa Barbara County.

If you own a home in California, now is the time to prepare for more wet weather events and to be able to spot the signs of water damage early.

“More than any other threat to a foundation, water damage shows up again and again as the most common problem,” says Julian Construction founder Julian De La Torre.

If you think your home is suffering from water damage, drainage issues, or in need of foundation repair or replacement, contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.

We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!

Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building and maintaining foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.

When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.

And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.

Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.

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