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By Diane Sieker

Destructive rains wreak havoc in Anza, surrounding communities


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 4:18pm

The Valentine’s Day torrential rains will not soon be forgotten. The heavens opened up Thursday, Feb. 14, and the mountain communities drowned in between 3 and 10 inches of rain in approximately a 24-hour period. 

Flash flood notifications buzzed cell phones, TVs and radios during the day, but despite the warnings, tragedy struck as the flooding became more severe.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received reports that possibly three vehicles had been washed off the road Thursday at the Wilson Valley Road low-water crossing, or “dip” as locals call it. Two of the three r...

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