My life as a Mojave Desert hermit
I spent 22 months living in a cave in the Mojave Desert, planning on writing about the experience. This is a very brief overview of the experience. Included at the end are some images of the desert shown to the song "Drifter" by Sylvia Hutton.
"The Mojave" Kern County California Sheriff's Department Off Road Command Post (segment one)
The Kern County Sheriff's department Off road vehicle Team, Helicopter crew and EMT speak of the job of search and rescue as it pertains to them, check us out at www.californiacitystudios.com
HWY58 Mudslide View from Drone
Thunderstorms hit the Sierra Nevada near Tehachapi hard on Oct 15th 2015 and caused flash flooding/mudslides. This is aerial footage captured the morning of the 17th, a day and a half later. Many cars and trucks were left stranded in the mud with many people forced to stay in their cars overnight. Highway 58 was shutdown while CalTrans frantically worked to clear the road, which took nearly a week, and they removed up to 7500 cubic yards of mud and debris equivalent to 23 full olympic-size swimming pools.. It is estimated that the road will be partially open on Monday. There were not any injuries or fatalities due to this mudslide on State Route 58. The storm that hit the Tehachapi area was a 1000 year event that triggered a flash flood that flowed down the canyons onto State Route 58. Approximately 1 ½ miles of roadway was covered in 5-6 feet of mud. A total of 78 passenger vehicles, 2 buses, 36 trucks, 1 RV & 1 travel trailer were stuck in the mud. Emergency personnel were able to safely remove all travelers and move them to emergency shelters. NWS Warnings: ————————————————————————— ————————————— THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD CA HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA... * UNTIL 645 PM PDT * AT 611 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 14 MILES NORTH OF ROSAMOND...OR 26 MILES NORTH OF LANCASTER...AND MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... MOJAVE AND JAWBONE CANYON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL... DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. ————————————————————————— ————————————— THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD CA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR...CENTRAL KERN COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA... * UNTIL 715 PM PDT * AT 410 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AREAS OF THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN WHICH WILL CAUSE FLOODING. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...BAKERSFIELD...WASCO...ARVIN...SHAFTER...ROSAMOND...TEHACHAPI...TA FT...MARICOPA...WEEDPATCH...GOLDEN HILLS...ROSEDALE...VALLEY ACRES...SOUTH TAFT...EDWARDS AFB...LAMONT...METTLER...MCKITTRICK...STALLION SPRINGS...DUSTIN ACRES AND FORD CITY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES IN URBAN AREAS. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING. ————————————————————————— ————————————— Music: Fall of the Solar King by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/