Disaster blasters

While flames usually don't damage roads, they destroy other infrastructure assets. San Diego County lost 17,000 linear feet of guardrail, six drainage culverts, and 200 signs in last fall's wildfires. Photo: Bill Polick

San Diego County homeowners can grade property up to 200 cubic yards and 8 feet high without a permit. To help fire victims avert flooding, the public works department issued guidelines for installing wooden barriers, block walls, slope drains, and planted or seeded slopes, and gave away sand bags and the 20-foot fiber rolls pictured here. Photo: Bill Polick

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