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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

State, county officials apprise mountain communities of flood threat after Cranston Fire


Last updated 9/7/2018 at 6:17pm

Tony Ault

Idyllwild and mountain community residents in the Idyllwild K-8 School gym Monday, Aug. 27, hear from Riverside County Flood Control and other public safety officials as they describe the potential flood danger coming to the area because of the Cranston Fire.

Every seat in the Idyllwild K-8 School gym was filled by Idyllwild and mountain community residents Monday, Aug. 27, as Riverside County Emergency Services described just how much of a threat flash floods will be as a result of the Cranston Fire during the upcoming rainy season.

"Extreme" was the flash flood threat echoed by almost a dozen representatives from federal, state and county public safety agencies appearing before the concerned residents that evening.

Idyllwild Fire Protection District Chief Patrick Reitz spoke frankly with the residents and said if a major rain storm hits the co...

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