A local resident whose vehicle was seen in a widely shared video sliding on top of a wave of mud down a Burbank street spoke out about the incident on Thursday, saying he wasn't sure if he and his girlfriend were going to survive the wild ride.
Dallas native Desionne Franklin said he'd never experienced anything like the deluge that hit the home where he is staying in Burbank. He first became worried about the weather conditions when he got up at 6 a.m. Tuesday to get ready for work. “I heard a rumbling as I was lying in the bed and I woke up," he recalled. "I told my girlfriend, ‘Hey, I don’t know what’s happening, but we’ve got to get ready to go.’"
While the harsh rain that lashed Southern California areas scarred by wildfire early this week brought by far the most deadly and catastrophic consequences in Santa Barbara County, property damage was also sustained in Los Angeles County, as evidenced in the clip.