Thousands of residents of San Barnardino County in Southern California were told to take shelter and at least 1 person died as flash flooding hit the area following thunderstorms.
According to Chris Prater, spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire, one person was found dead in a car as the vehicle was overturned and swept in the Mount Baldy rain-swollen creek. Several people saved needed hypothermia treatment.
The citizens of Forest Falls and Oak Glen, a total of 2,500, are now stranded as thick debris cut of access to the towns following the flash floods. Roads are covered with rocks, mud and debris. Among the stranded, 500 are adults and children that just arrived at a campground on Sunday morning.
At the moment crews are assessing damage following monsoonal moisture that brought fierce and brief storms to the desert, inland and mountain areas. Vehicles are covered by mud in various regions and knee-deep water flooded the city streets.