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Monsoonal moisture brings threat of mud and debris flow to Cranston burn area


Last updated 8/16/2018 at 7:48am

RIVERSIDE –The National Weather Service reports a chance for scattered heavy rain around the mountains today through Friday, Aug. 17. The Cranston fire left the ground on the mountaintop scorched with little ability to absorb water. This means that scattered rain can result in more runoff than usual, leading to flooding, mud or debris flows – with little to no warning. There is also a threat of rockfall on steep, burned slopes.

Riverside County officials urge residents and visitors around the Cranston Fire burn area to take the following steps:

There may be little to no warning before...

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