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Floods hit Modoc, Lake counties
CEDAR PASS - Warm and heavy
rain struck along the Warner Mountains in Southern
Oregon and Northern California this weekend, closing
roads and flooding creeks.
Preparations were being made to evacuate one family.
At 6:15 a.m. Friday Kelly
Morales went out to check on her animals before
going to work. What she saw was a raging creek
beginning to flood her garage and tack room, and the
room where her son Devon sleeps.
California Division of
Forestry Conservation Camp crews, the BLM, the
Alturas Rural Fire Department, and the Modoc County
Sheriff's Office responded.
A letup in the storms was
expected over the weekend.
"They're running up to the
top of the banks, no sign of flooding so far," he
said. "I do have a few creeks I'm kind of watching
them a bit. They're not at any point of being in
"Too bad we can't take that
water that's coming down now and bottle it and save
it," DuMilieu said.
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