As I was coming back home from dropping my younger two off at school, a squad car was going up and down each street with the lights, siren, and loudspeaker on ordering everyone out because of the rain. There is concern for mudflow and flooding in these hills because of the recent wildfire. Our house is safe, but access to our street is pontentially threatened should mud start to flow down from the hill. it has been raining pretty hard all morning -- I think I heard they expect at least 3 inches, maybe 4. So I got a neighbor to take difficult child 1 to school since I needed to pack medications in case I can't get back up later today. We're told this could be standard procedure with the rain for the next 3 years!!! Ugh. I have to take difficult child 2's medications to school since they ran out on Friday, and since I may be stuck out I guess that gives me an excuse for not doing much housework today!