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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Winter storms bring flooding to Holy Fire burn area, surrounding communities


Last updated 1/17/2019 at 9:45pm

Shane Gibson photo

Sediment runoff drains into the street along Nottingham Way and Greenwood Drive in Lake Elsinore during a rain storm that threatens homes in a flood evacuation zone near the Holy Fire burn scar, Jan. 14.

A set of winter storms that moved into the area, Monday, Jan. 14, brought flooding to the Temecula Valley and surrounding communities. As of press time, minor flooding was reported at the Holy Fire burn scar in Lake Elsinore, but no debris flows had occurred.

Flash flood watches were issued throughout the area, as many braced for what would be a wet week.

The first of the three storms dumped more than an inch of rain in Anza, where the highest numbers were recorded at 1.56 inches, the National Weather Service said. Rain amounts generally ranged between a half and two-thirds of an inch in t...

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