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Evacuation warning in place for El Dorado fire scorch scar as afternoon storm moves in – Whittier Daily News

Afternoon storms are forecast for the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains, and they could bring heavy rain, the National Weather Service warned Monday (July 25).

A flood watch is in place for the mountainous areas, as “severe and slow-moving thunderstorms will occur” in these areas until 7 p.m. NWS said on Twitter.

“Flash flooding may be possible, including in/around recent burn scars. Have many ways to receive warnings today, and TURN BACK, DON’T DROWNING! “said the agency.

Yucaipa police issued an evacuation warning for the El Dorado fire scorch scar area as heavy rains could lead to a debris flow. They are warning locals and people in the area to prepare to leave.

“On July 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. an evacuation warning is in place due to the potential for mud and debris flow from an approaching storm that could affect the El Dorado burn scar area. “Yucaipa Police said on Twitter.

Yucaipa Police have identified the following communities and areas in flood-prone areas: Oak Glen, Forest Falls, Mountain Home Village, Northeast Yucaipa, east of Bryant Street and north of Date Ave, Highway 38 from Bryant to Angelus Oaks.

The El Dorado fire started in September 2020 after a gender reveal photo shoot in El Dorado Park in Yucaipa. The fire has burned 22,744 acres in the Oak Glen/Yucaipa Ridge area and the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area of ​​the National Forest, and caused the death of a firefighter.

The areas of the forest that burned in the fire, reopened in Aprilalthough at this time the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association and National Forest staff were still repairing trails in the area.

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