Caught on camera: Driver rides out mudslide

Caught on camera: Driver rides out mudslide

As reported in the media, Desionne Franklin said, "My girlfriend was screaming at the top of her lungs: 'Go, go, go!"

"I heard a rumbling as I was lying in the bed and I woke up", he recalled. "We know we are lucky this turned out to be a positive story".

The mudslides have raged in Southern California this week.

Video taken by Burbank firefighters showed the Prius - as some put it - "bobsledding" down the hill, riding the wave of mud. The video was posted to Instagram on Wednesday. The viral video was shot in Burbank.

At last, the Prius made it to the bottom of the hill.

Before he got into the vehicle, Franklin says he had chose to call into work.

"I just got pushed down the side of hill by a wall of water and mud", Franklin said in a later Instagram video".

A shocking video shot by California firefighters captured the full wrath of the California mudslides, showing a vehicle being swept away by the raging flows of mud and debris that have plagued the state this week.

After the downpour slowed, Franklin helped his housemate secure sandbags around the home's perimeter and went back to sleep. Rescue officials said numerous missing may simply have been unreachable by family and friends who reported they could not find them.

But while his housemate was gathering his child and cats, conditions quickly worsened.

"We all looked out the window and it was trees, rocks, boulders and an occasional auto just flying by", said Ashanka Givens, his passenger. "We have to leave right now'". The driver of the auto, Desionne Franklin, made it through the ordeal safely with his girlfriend.

That's the powerful burst of mud that can be seen in the video.

Franklin couldn't control the brakes or the steering.

"They looked like wadded-up pieces of paper", he said. "You couldn't even recognize what it was to begin with".

Then, a wave of water crashed into the back of the auto.

The couple hopped in the auto and started driving - but soon realized the mud had overtaken the vehicle and was sweeping them down the road.

The transplant from Dallas, Texas, says he'll keep his Prius and stay in California, but the next time he's told to evacuate, he won't hesitate. "Barely made it out", he writes alongside the video. "I just wanted to survive and not end up a statistic".

Country Club Drive remains closed as crews begin a hard cleanup task.

Waves of mud flowed down County Club Drive in Burbank, creating a river in the road during a winter storm Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018. Both cars appeared severely damaged.

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