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It seems like a never ending struggle for Butte Fire victims. From the devastating flames to rebuilding their lives and now threatening winter weather.

"Normally we're only dealing with some flooding issues, but we've got a lot of debris flows," said Scott Anderson, Calaveras County Road Superintendent.

The only thing the county and its residents can do is prepare for the worst, and that's exactly what they're doing. Thirty-eight thousand sand bags have been distributed throughout the county. About three-fourths have been spread around the Butte Fire burn scar area.

Phil Alberts, a longtime resident of Mountain Ranch, says he feels safe with the preparations this area has taken.

"We're well prepared. What water comes we've got it going where it 'ought to go," Alberts said.