Rocks and mud hammer homes and roads in day of torrential rain
By TME staff and community reporters
The Pineapple Express barrelled into the Mountain Communities Friday, Feb. 17 like a steam locomotive—triggering mudslides in Frazier Park, Lake of the Woods and Lockwood Valley. It also left behind a gift of new water in Frazier Mountain Park pond, and a flock of happy ducks.
What the National Weather Service called an “atmospheric river” of wild winds and wet air was said to be originating from…(please see below to view full stories and all photographs)
Above: This young woman was stranded on Lakewood Drive, Friday, Feb. 17 during the downpour that overflowed the banks of Cuddy Creek. Minutes after Marianne Brown snapped this photo, a man in a tractor came by and rescued the woman from her car. Nine people were evacuated from several homes and taken to an evacuation center at Frazier Mountain High School.
Cuddy Creek was screaming with flash flood level waters, seen here from the Monterey Trail bridge in this photo by Lance Borgstrom in Frazier Park.
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