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By Jeff Pack

Heavy rains put Holy Fire burn scar flood prevention measures to test


Last updated 12/6/2018 at 11:14pm

Marc Danielian

Crews work to clear mud and debris from the roadway in front of a Lake Elsinore home that suffered minor mudslide damage in the garage during heavy rains Thursday, Nov. 29.

In August, when the Holy Fire was still just a day old, the city of Lake Elsinore began planning for a day when rains would pour down on burn scarred hills looming to the west of the city.

Those plans were put to the test Thursday, Nov. 29, when the region received its first real winter storm of the season, dropping between 0.20 and 0.40 inches of rain per hour and prompting flash flood warnings from the National Weather Service and mandatory evacuations ordered by the Riverside County Emergency Management Department, Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports from news organizations and lo...

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