Calif. Floods Strand Hundreds at Campground
Thunderstorms across Southern California on Sunday (Aug. 3) brought flash floods that led to a few rescues, while thick debris flows cut off access to two mountain towns and stranded more than 2,000 people.
The Associated Press reported that about 1,500 residents of Oak Glen, and another 1,000 residents of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains were unable to get out because the roads were covered with mud, rock and debris, authorities said.
The stranded include 500 people who had arrived at a Forest Falls campground Sunday morning.
“Our concern is that they’re isolated at that campground and no longer have access out of the mountain,” San Bernardino County Fire spokesman Kyle Hauducoueur said.
Authorities made reverse 911 calls to urge residents to stay put while crews clear the roads with bulldozers.
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