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Here's how LA River rescues work

The Los Angeles River
The Los Angeles River
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Wet and woolly. 

That's one very mild way of describing the weather in Southern California on Sunday. Kathy Rudnyk from Glendora caught a light mud flow on video near her residence.

Across Southern California, trees fell, power was out and traffic was backed up. But there was a happy ending to one rain-related incident: Fire crews managed to rescue a person alongside the L.A. River near Boyle Heights.

What dangers are posed by the river during these storms, and how do river rescues work, anyway? Capt. Dan Curry of the Los Angeles Fire Department joined the show to explain. Kathy Rudnyk shared what conditions were like for residents near the Colby Fire.

To hear both interviews, click on the audio links above.