GIC is monitoring conditions in Southern California after flooding and mudslides particularly in areas affected by recent wildfires. Local emergency management authorities have issued mandatory and voluntary evacuations and some roads have been closed and media is reporting some property damage. NWS Los Angeles Area Forecast Discussion calls for systems to produce onshore flow that will aid in producing periods of heavy rain along the California Coast through Monday evening. This heavy precipitation will lead to a risk of flash flooding and debris
flows, particularly near burn scar areas, Monday and Monday night. With conditions for flight and data collection not possible until the systems have cleared, GIC will continue to monitor and make a go/no go decision by Tuesday.
As always, we invite input from all GIC members. If conditions worsen and you have requests for areas your organization needs flown, please let us know immediately.