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Rain Poses Risk for Mudslides

mudslideMEDFORD, Ore. — Due to the severe weather headed to Southern Oregon this weekend, fire crews plan to monitor the massive areas of charred land.

The Bureau of Land Management will be patrolling the areas burned from the summer wildfires for rainwater damage.

Experts say when the land is destroyed after a fire, there nothing to absorb any rainfall, meaning there’s risk for mudslides, pushing debris and dirt into creeks and riverbeds.

Patrolmen will be strategically placing logs in different locations to prevent this to some degree. Then the restoration work will begin.