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Evacuation warning in place for El Dorado fire burn scar as afternoon storm moves in

Afternoon storms are forecast for the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, and they could bring heavy rain, the National Weather Service warning Monday, July 25.

A flood watch is in place for mountain areas, as “slow-moving, heavy thunderstorms will occur” across those area through 7 p.m., the NWS said on Twitter.

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

Yucaipa police put out an evacuation warning for the area of the El Dorado fire burn scar, as heavy rain could bring debris flow. They’re warning residents and people in the area to be prepared to leave.

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

Yucaipa police identified the following communities and areas of being 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.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates



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