SHERMAN OAKS—Heavy rains in Sherman Oaks triggered a mudslide opening a sinkhole and damaging multiple properties on Sunday, March 22.
Officials from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a report of a mudslide on the 15500 block of West Hamner Drive at about 10:06 p.m. They discovered a hillside that collapsed which caused a mudslide, flooding a nearby home and damaging two others.
Debris from the mudslide damaged the backyard pool of one of the properties causing a sinkhole to form alongside the home.
A home in danger was evacuated during LAFD’s operation. Heavy rains further complicated officials efforts in containing the mudslide causing a request aid from city building officials.
It is unclear if there were any injuries or to what extent the homes were damaged as a result of the mudslide.