By Art Cobery,Mike Lawler,Pam Lawler

As Crescenta Valley citizens accrued to ring within the 1934 New yr, a cloudburst broke over Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains, unleashing a deluge on mountainsides denuded by way of fresh fires. A roaring wall of rocks, dust and water crashed down the canyons, uprooting timber, tossing boulders and vehicles like toys and carving a course of destruction. utilizing painstaking learn and heart-rending firsthand debts, historian paintings Cobery paints an image of survival and redemption within the face of usual catastrophe, together with the heroic efforts of eleven-year-old Marcie Warfield to avoid wasting her father and more youthful brother, the devastating particles circulate that claimed the lives of refugees and relief staff on the American Legion corridor and the selfless acts of acquaintances stuck within the hurricane of events.

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