LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Forest Falls, Mill Creek, and sections of the San Bernardino Mountains are under massive mud flooding tonight. Debris and mud is prompting flash flood alerts for residents of Forest Falls and Mill Creek. The trouble began this afternoon August 17, 2012.
Cindy Bachman, a San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman, tells news that efforts are underway to insure resident safety. But officials have yet to determine when the flows will stop. Alerts are in place through tonight for sections of the region, including Redlands and Loma Linda.
Bachmann tells news that no homes have been damaged. The National Weather service previously warned of possible flash flooding through 5 pm in Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley and surrounding areas.
Local reports indicate that the mud is coming down the hill at some points five feet thick. Sections of Riverside County and south-central San Diego County were also on alert today as well.
Meantime, some fires continue to burn across the Southland. Among them are the Vallecito Lightning Complex. But officials tell news that the six blaze incident is at ninety percent containment tonight. The fire is still being battled by the CAL FIRE San Diego Unit.