Floods and mudslides subject

One lingering result of the Cranston Fire is heavy rain can cause floods, mudslides and debris flows, which threaten Hill communities.

The Riverside County Emergency Management Department was to discuss these risks, Friday, Aug. 17. The rainstorm on that date actually postponed the meeting, so this event is rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m., at the Idyllwild School gymnasium.

County of Riverside agencies and partners will discuss the hazardous conditions and the safety steps community members must take to prepare.

  Three days last week, the County issued emergency flood warnings, then road closures and ultimately evacuations of several Hill communities as severe thunderstorms passed over the mountain.

JP Crumrine can be reached at [email protected].