KBUU Newswire Wed Jan 9 – Day 62 – Trump Threatens FEMA Cutoff – 9 of 10 Affected Businesses Will Fail – Guv OK’s Nat Guard Troops For Malibu
Written by 991KBU on January 9, 2019
This is KBUU News – Day 62 – the headlines:
- = President Trump threatens to cut FEMA disaster dollars for California.
- = This … as the deadline for signing up for FEMA assistance is extended to January 31st.
- = 90 percent of business that close for one week during an emergency … fail within a year.
- = Signals are flashing red at Malibu Canyon at PCH … again.
- = National Guard troops to prevent looters in Malibu were approved by the governor … but rejected by the sheriff …. the day after the fire.
- = Drunk driving arrests … and crashes … are down significantly in Malibu.
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Signals flashing at sunrise at PCH / Malibu Canyon … again.
It was fixed yesterday … but malfunctioned again this morning.
President Donald Trump this morning says he has … or will … order FEMA to cut off disaster money for California.
The grammar in the Tweet makes it unclear if the cut off has already happened … or if it is a threat.
The impact of this fire disaster on self employed … or gig workers … can be severe.
Susheel Kummar … an official at the Small Business Administration … has this alarming statistic: “One on five businesses that closes for the first five days of a disaster … has a 90 percent chance of failure in the next year.”
Governor Jerry Brown approved sending National Guard troops to Malibu … the day after the fire … to prevent looters.
But the then-current L-A sheriff shot it down … and instead flooded Malibu with 500 sheriff’s deputies from out of town.
Storm after storm after storm.
That’s the long range forecast from the National Weather Service … for Malibu.
Sprinkles are possible today … this little storm will largely skip north of us.
But a stronger system will arrive Friday afternoon.
It could dump a significant amount of rain … more than an inch … and there could be very heavy rain.
Computer models are all over th place for next week … but it looks like stroms will arrive Monday … Wednesday and Thursday.
The Wednesday storm has the potential to be fairly significant.
It started raining in Santa Barbara County one year ago … and it was a soaker.
Three inches of rain in just a few hours.
The Thomas Fire had torn thru the area a few months earlier.
Firefighters and emergency workers were at first unsure whether to evacuate the area.
Do you move tens of thousands of people out every time it rains???
Voluntary evacuations were requested.
Mandatory evacuations were too late.
Tree limbs … boulders … rocks and mud came down the hills.
163 people hospitalized with various injuries, including four in critical condition.
The 1-0-1 closed for more than a week.
The conditions up in Montecito … one year ago today … not that much different than in western Malibu.
Some neighborhoods here are protected by drainage basins … but most are nOt.
Soil experts say Malibu is prone to similar danger … and will be … for at leaSt the next three winter storm cycles.
Something to think about … every time it rains … one year after Montecito.
A 14 percent decrease in drunk driving in Malibu.
That’s according to sheriff’s department statistics.
Lieutenant Jim Royal says the significant reductions in total collisions, fatal and injury collisions, and DUI collisions.
He stated DUI checkpoints and the increased use of ridesharing services were part of the reason DUI crashes are going down.
During the month of October there were only 2 drunken driving arrests.
Motorcycle officers wrote 464 citations … 239 of those were for speeding.
In October … there were 26 car crashes in Malibu … 13 of them with injuries reported.
Two crashes involving pedestrians … and one involving a bicyclist.
One bicyclist was given a traffic ticket in November.
The amount of tickets and crashes for November was also released by the sheriffs office this week.
But those statistics are rather irrelevant … what with Malibu roads being closed for much of the month.
Traffic … in 65 seconds … first …
Weather for the Malibu ….
(((( Technically there is a 20 percent chance of rain … but it looks pretty sunny )))) …
Highs (((( 63 )))) beaches mountains and canyons.
Winds will be out of the south at about 10 miles per hour this afternoon.
Sunset tonight is at (((( 5:02 )))).
After that … ((( tonight there remains a 20 percent chance of rain )))) …
Low (((( 54 )))) beaches … (((( 46 )))) mountains and canyons.
Tomorrow should be (((( sunny )))).
Rain possible Friday night … Sunday night … Monday night … and a big wet rainmaker may arrive Wednesday.
The lifeguards say the waves today are (((( 1 to 2 )))) feet high ….
Those are (((( poor )))) surfing conditions …. according to the lifeguards.
((((( tide is at ))))
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