Update 10:52a.m.: At 10:45 the Evacuation order was lifted. All residents allowed to return home.
Update 7:45 a.m. - The Incident Commander provided an update of numbers regarding rescues and evacuations. Approximately 40 victims were rescued from their vehicles in the San Jacinto/Hemet area. Additionally, eight (not seven) residents were evacuated from their homes. No injuries.
Update 5:40 a.m.: Precautionary evacuation of seven residents from seven homes in the area of the 20500 Block of Gilman Springs Road due to threat of mud and debris flow. For media: Public Information Officer, Captain Lucas Spelman is en route and will be on scene in approximately 30 minutes. Resources remain on scene and continue to monitor the situation. For information on flood safety, visit our website: www.rvcfire.org
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, including Water Rescue Taskforce 76, responded to the report of an occupied passenger vehicle stranded in mud and water. Two persons were rescued from the vehicle and were unharmed. As resources continued checking the area, they came across four additional vehicles stranded in water and mud. A total of 14 people were rescued from five vehicles; all were unharmed. Two AMR units are on scene and will be transporting the rescued to safe ground.