The Riverside County Emergency Management Department issued voluntary evacuation orders for numerous communities in the Holy Fire burn area ahead of an impending storm that could cause dangerous mud slides and debris flows.
The order covers some or all of the Amorose, Alberhill, Glen Ivy, Glen Eden, Grace, Horsethief, Laguna, Maitri, McVicker, Rice and Withrow neighborhoods, just west of Lake Elsinore on the border of the Cleveland National Forest.
“People in these zones should go now because it is the safest time to leave. Rainstorms carry the potential for dangerous debris flows that can send mud, boulders and trees crashing down hill sides,” county officials said.
A care and reception center was set up at Temescal Canyon High School at 28755 El Toro Rd. in Lake Elsinore to take in residents.
Small animals were being accepted at the San Jacinto Animal Campus at 581 South Grand Ave. in San Jacinto.
Those who have large animals were instructed to contact Riverside County Animal Services.
Evacuees with recreational vehicles or motor homes were being provided free hookups at Lake Skinner Recreation Area at 37701 Warren Rd. in Winchester and Rancho Jurupa Regional Park at 4800 Crestmore Rd. in Jurupa Valley.
The storm is expected to drop up to two inches of rain on Monday in some places, according to the National Weather Service.
County officials said they did not anticipate debris flows in the Cranston Fire burn area.
More information is available at www.rivcoready.org .
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