Friday, February 12, 2010

Retro Friday: The 1963 Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster and Flood



This week's muddy mess up in the Foothills (thanks to the Station Fire and the massive rains) destroyed homes, but thankfully didn't create any injuries.

Of course, rain hasn't been the only factor in past L.A. wet disasters. The 1963 collapse of the Baldwin Hills dam led to five deaths -- and ruined countless homes. KTLA's helicopter captured the disaster as it happened, as recounted by this clip from the History Channel.

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