PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (Tuesday, July 23 at 9:20 a.m.)—Skies over the Mountain Communities are clear today. Yesterday’s cloudburst over the western areas brought flash floods to Lockwood Valley and large hailstones pounding the Pine Mountain community. Though not official, we have recorded 2 inches of rainfall in the few hours of the storm yesterday afternoon. Hillside erosion brought soil and rocks into the roads around the Pine Mountain community neighborhoods, which are being cleaned up this morning by PMCPOA equipment.
PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (Monday, July 22, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.)—The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Pine Mountain community.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CA
325 PM PDT MON JUL 22 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD CA HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTH CENTRAL KERN COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA…
* UNTIL 630 PM PDT
* AT 320 PM PDT…LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLASH
FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WARNED AREA.
* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PINE
FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR
IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES…
DIPS…OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM…
EVEN A SMALL ONE…ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY
PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.)—Quarter inch hailstones hammered the community of Pine Mountain as a major cloudburst in the western side of the Mountain Communities caused flooding and some damage to roads and vehicles in Lockwood Valley and Cuyama Valley as well. There was thunder and large lightning strikes amid the torrential rain.
This is part of the July 19, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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