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Voluntary evacuation warning issued for Holy Fire burn areas

 

Last updated 10/2/2018 at 5:10pm

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LAKE ELSINORE - Rainstorms over areas impacted by the Holy Fire near Lake Elsinore prompted authorities to issue an evacuation warning on Tuesday, Oct. 2, recommending that residents in parts of the Temescal Valley, Glen Ivy and surrounding communities voluntarily relocate to safer places.

The Riverside County Emergency Management Department issued the voluntary evacuation advisory at 3 p.m., as storm cells developed over the Cleveland National Forest between Anaheim and Lake Elsinore, where the Holy Fire scorched 23,000 acres between Aug. 6 and Sept. 13.

The communities included in the warning are:

- Alberhill;

- Amoroso;

- El Cariso;

- Glen Eden;

- Glen Ivy;

- Horsethief Canyon;

- Maitri; and

- Rice.

An evacuation center has been established at Elsinore High School, 21800 Canyon Drive in Wildomar and Santiago High School, 1395 E. Foothill Parkway in Corona.

More information is available at http://www.RivcoReady.org/stormready, or by calling (951) 940-6985.

The afternoon instability was generated by a clash of moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Rosa and energy from a separate weather system along the coast.

National Weather Service meteorologists said one-tenth of an inch of rain was possible Tuesday, with greater amounts possible Wednesday as a cold trough of low pressure sweeps through the region.

Voluntary evacuations can turn into mandatory evacuations in a matter of minutes. Once mandatory evacuations are ordered, you may not be able to go back to your home until it is cleared by officials. Monitor official social media pages for weather reports and updates from officials.

You can enter your address into an interactive map at https://bit.ly/2OZ0Vio. You can also call the Holy Flood EOC Hotline at (951) 940-6985.

For more information: http://www.lake-elsinore.org/holystormwatch.

 

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