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Press Release: APPROACHING STORM PROMPTS MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER FOR SELECT SAN JACINTO RESIDENTS
Agency: Sheriff's Administration
Station Area: Hemet
Written Date: Dec 10th, 2014 Time:  
Incident Date: Dec 11th, 2014 Time: 4:00 PM
Incident Location: See below
Reporting Officer: Deputy Albert Martinez, Public Information Officer
Update: Dec 18th, 2014 Time: 4:00 PM

EVACUATION ORDERS LIFTED FOR SELECT SAN JACINTO RESIDENTS

The evacuation order was lifted as of Thursday Dec 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM and all affected residents can repopulate their residence. 

All road closures along Soboba Road were removed Wednesday, December 17, about 1430 hours. 

NO LONGER IN EFFECT

APPROACHING STORM PROMPTS MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER
FOR SELECT SAN JACINTO RESIDENTS

CAL FIRE/Riverside County FireA week after mud flows threatened homes in part of San Jacinto, residents at the Valley View Apartments have been ordered to evacuate again today because they face similar danger from an approaching storm.

The small complex composed of multiple standalone buildings is located at 20520 Highway 79 (State Street) in the bottom of a drainage at the base of the Soboba foothills. Additionally, the Hemecinto Sholom Center/Temple Beth Am at 20514 Highway 79 also will be ordered to be evacuated. 

Today's mandatory evacuation, required by 4 p.m., was ordered and will be implemented by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department in conjunction with CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services, the county Transportation and Land Management Agency, and the California Highway Patrol.

Mud and debris flow from a powerful winter storm on Dec. 4 forced residents to evacuate and damaged several homes and vehicles. The homes sit on land that remains subject to similar danger in the quick, powerful storm forecast to begin late Thursday. The storm is expected to target the affected area with the heaviest downpours mid to late Friday morning.

Additionally, Soboba Road between State Street and just west of Chabela Drive will be closed at 4 p.m. today.

“Road closures and evacuation orders will remain in place until such time it is deemed safe for residents to return to their homes and roadways are drivable,” said Deputy and Public Information Officer, Alberto Martinez.

“Our agencies remain united with a common goal of the planning, response, recovery and mitigation where public safety is concerned in potentially dangerous situations like these,” said Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services Manager, Gina McGough.

Motorists are urged to obey signage in road closure areas.

Don’t become a rescue statistic, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

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