Orange County

Mudslides hit OC’s canyons


MUDSLIDES have closed roads and caused hazards in Silverado Canyon (OCFA).

UPDATE:  Nine vehicles on Anderson Way and Silverado Canyon were damaged by mud and debris flow on Wednesday. Six to seven homes had mud flow through them. Orange County Public Works will be sending building inspectors out to determine the extent of the damage, once it’s safe to do so.


UPDATE: Four residents of Silverado Canyon were trapped in their home, but were rescued by OCFA firefighters. The flow of debris started Tuesday morning in the Bond Fire burn area. Crew continue to move mud and debris from the roadways.


UPDATE: Mandatory evacuation orders are now in place for Modjeska Canyon, Williams Canyon and Silverado Canyon, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.  Santiago Canyon Road is closed to through traffic from toll road 241 to Modjeska Grade Road.

A temporary evacuation center has been opened at El Modena High School, 3920 E. Spring St. in Orange.

Residents can call (714) 628-7085 for information.


Mudslides caused by overnight rains – continuing through today – have led to evacuation orders in Silverado Canyon. The area is closed between Olive Drive and Ladd Canyon.

Crews from the Orange County Fire Authority are working to clear roads and Orange County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for residents who may be in distress.

Williams and Modjeska Canyons were under evacuation warning at mid-morning Wednesday.

Weather forecasters are predicting that the rain will pause at noon in Orange County, then resume around 6 p.m. and continue through 6 a.m. Thursday.


Leave a Reply