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Baldwin Vista home damaged by storm


By OW Staff

Homeowner Dion Peronneau said she was awoken by the sound of cracking around 4 a.m. Monday morning. When she looked outside, she saw a tree coming down as a wall of mud slid toward her home in Los Angeles’ Baldwin Hills neighborhood.

“We put chairs up as if that was really going to stop the mud from breaking the glass,” Peronneau told KTLA 5 News. “The next thing we saw was that it took the whole sliding door off.”

Over the next several hours, Peronneau could only watch helplessly as the mud overwhelmed her backyard patio and ultimately crashed through a bedroom window. 

Her home hasn’t been ‘”red-tagged” – at least not yet.

“The fire department said just be prepared to evacuate,” she said, as she waited for a visit from her insurance company.

Peronneau’s home is among the first casualties of the historic atmospheric river storm lashing Southern California since Sunday.