A voluntary evacuation order was issued Monday evening for 14 homes in Tarzana where a house and guest house were damaged Monday afternoon by a rain-fueled mud flow.
A grading expert examined the hillside and determined no additional slide was anticipated, but because it was impossible to definitively predict any additional slide, the voluntary evacuation order was issued about 10 p.m. for the homes on Boris and Martson drives, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Los Angeles police officers went door-to-door to notify all residents of the affected homes, Stewart said.
With rain expected later Tuesday, a geologist and grading expert will perform further evaluation at first light Tuesday, Stewart said.
A wall of mud flowed onto the property at 17986 Boris Drive about 5 p.m., Stewart said.
All three adult occupants were able to escape safely, she said.
The guest house was moved off its foundation and was red-tagged, meaning it was deemed unsafe to occupy and the main house was yellow-tagged, Stewart said.