Residents preparing for possible flooding, mudflows ahead of storm

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 20:33:22-04

ALPINE (KGTV) -- Alpine residents are bracing for rain and possible flooding as remnants of Tropical Depression Rosa move toward land already scorched by the summer’s West Fire.

Homeowners could be seen putting out straw wattles while others filed sand bags in preparation for the storm.

Meanwhile in Orange and Riverside Counties, areas torn through by the Holy Fire are preparing for possible mudflows ahead of a wave of moisture expected in the regions, according to KABC. The National Guard was also placed on alert due to the possible flooding. 

Voluntary evacuation warnings were issued for neighborhoods in Lake Elsinore and Temescal Valley, areas burned by the more than 23,000 acre Holy Fire.

A storm cell is predicted to move through the counties late Wednesday afternoon, bringing thunderstorms, rain and winds.

How much rain the area could see is uncertain, the Associated Press reports, but officials with the Riverside County Emergency Management Department is waning residents the rain could bring dangerous debris flow.

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