Weather Causes Disaster
In Southern California, atmospheric weather patterns are relatively mild and predictable. That’s why when you speak with people from states that really have four seasons, the joke is “Californians don’t know what weather is”.
However, there is a case to be made that California does have dramatic weather. The evidence starts piling up when you hear about the catastrophic fire seasons that have become more common as the weather patterns have become drier, hotter, and longer. Severe fire seasons have become much more common recently. Case in point, the 5 largest fires recorded in California have all occurred in the last 15 years.
Late in 2017, the fire season hit with such force, the largest fire in state history (over 273,000 acres) struck the West Coast of California in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
The devastation and disruption from fires like these is a cycle that Californians have come to expect. When the fire season slows down and actually ends, there comes a high risk for mudslides from the loss of vegetation in fire-damaged foothills.
If fire or water damage occurs to your property, SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas can be a helpful resource for restoration services, expert advice on unique situations, and emergency response when immediate help is needed.