As if things couldn't get any worse in Northern California, the areas ravaged by the Camp Fire are now seeing flash flooding and potential mudslides, something that is common in burn areas.
The Butte County Sheriff's Office has issued mandatory evacuation for specific areas of Paradise and Chico:
EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED DUE TO FLOODING:— Butte County Sheriff (@ButteSheriff) November 29, 2018
An evacuation order has been issued for Honey Run road from
200 block to Skyway including Horse Run Lane due to flooding.#ButteSheriff
Firefighters are working multiple reports of flooded roadways and stranded vehicles on Honey Run Road and lower Skyway. In addition, Highway 99 is closed at Neal Road due to flooding. Officials advise avoiding these areas and never drive over a flooded roadway.— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) November 29, 2018
Chico PD has sent out a CODE RED alert for a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for the areas of Bruce Road from Chico Canyon Road to Skyway— Chico Police Dept. (@ChicoPolice) November 29, 2018
This is what the scene currently looks like:
99 just south of Chico about 30 min ago pic.twitter.com/76FwkHOHL0— Leigh (@MeasmomLeigh) November 29, 2018
Chico officials have issued a code red for flash flooding and have been evacuating residents as water continues to pour onto roads and trap cars@robin_epley is on the ground and says the US army is bringing 9 high water trucks to helphttps://t.co/Lq9d8i6wKN pic.twitter.com/4KTy3jVNId— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) November 29, 2018
Butte County Sherriff Kory Honea gets into an Army Natl Guard LMTV high water vehicle to assist on a rescue operation of 3 people due to flooding outside Chico pic.twitter.com/9WxLBkMYJE— Sonja Hutson ?? ? (@SonjaHutson) November 29, 2018
The National Weather Service in Sacramento had a flash flood warning for the Camp Fire area until 3p.m.
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the #CampFire burn scar area until 3PM. Flash flooding with debris flows are likely in the next few hours. Be prepared to evacuate if told by local officials! #cawx pic.twitter.com/HLiuWU79UV— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) November 29, 2018
That deadline has now been extended until 9:15p.m.
Flash Flood Warning including Chico CA, Paradise CA, Magalia CA until 9:15 PM PST pic.twitter.com/tyTo3yH4xj— @NWSFlashFlood (@NWSFlashFlood) November 29, 2018
If you're in the area, please evacuate!
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