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Forecasters are predicting drier weather ahead after Tropical Storm Kay pounded parts of Southern California on Monday, with intense thunderstorms leading to heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides in several Inland Empire communities near recent burn areas.
Evacuation orders remained in place Tuesday morning for some residents in Oak Glen and Forest Falls in San Bernardino County because of threats from mudslides and debris, affecting about 50 homes, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. An evacuation center was set up at Redlands East Valley High School, located at 31000 E. Colton Ave. in Redlands.
Oak Glen and Forest Falls are communities near the El Dorado and Apple burn scars.
According to a San Bernardino County Fire Department’s post on Facebook, more than 40 firefighters, including multiple heavy equipment operators and other personnel, searched Forest Hills on Monday and found downed power lines, leaking propane tanks, damaged structures and roads buried in mud and debris. The area of Potato Canyon Road and Oak Glen Road in Oak Glen also was walloped with downpours and mudslides.