Wednesday, December 29, 2010
[californiadisasters] Top Ten California Disasters of 2010
Here is my list in order of occurrence, not importance:
January's offshore Eureka Earthquake (Mag. 6.5) causing over $40 million in damage.
February's storms that caused damaging tornadoes and mudslides in Southern California.
April's Easter Sunday Sierra El Mayor Earthquake (Mag. 7.2) which killed 4 people and injured 100 people.
June's LA Riots following the Laker's repeat NBA championship in which many were injured and much property damage occurred.
July's Bull Fire in Kern County that charred 16,442 acres and burned 8 homes and 6 outbuildings.
July's West Fire in Kern County that charred 1,658 acres and burned 23 homes and 41 outbuildings.
September's San Bruno Gas Main Explosion which killed 8 people and damaged or destroyed 53 homes in September.
September's Canyon Fire in Kern County that charred 9,820 acres and burned 1 home.
September's Southern California heatwave that caused a new all-time record high in Los Angeles of 113 degrees causing heat deaths.
December's "River of Moisture" rain sequence that brought damaging rains to parts of Southern and Central California
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