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Southern California cleans up after flash floods

Posted: August 31, 2012 2:00 p.m.
Updated: August 31, 2012 2:00 p.m.

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Southern California foothill and desert communities are cleaning up after fast and furious storms sent mud and water flooding into homes.

KESQ-TV says a road in Cathedral City near Palm Springs reopened Friday morning. A nearby canyon levee failed Thursday, sending water, rocks and mud down a mountain and turning East Palm Canyon Drive into a rushing river.

Some mobile homes were flooded but nobody was hurt.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise ( says water and mud from flooded streets also flowed into dozens of homes in Moreno Valley.

Lightning hit a tree in the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier, sparking a half-acre fire that damaged two cars.

Forecasters say mountains and deserts will have a continued chance of storms through Friday evening but the chance of flooding is slight.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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