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Mudslides Kill 1 And Leave Thousands Stranded In Southern California

Mudflows caused by torrential rains have left roads in the town of Forest Falls "impassable". This story is developing...

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A number of mudslides caused by torrential rain left thousands of people stranded in the town of Forest Falls in San Bernardino County, Calif., on Sunday night, according to CNN.

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San Bernardino Fire Capt. Kyle Hauducouer said that "most roads are impassible due to mudflows" in Forest Falls.

Forest Falls update: roads washed out or covered w/ debris. Shelter in place still in effect (pic via @SBCOUNTYFIRE)

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Forest Falls update: roads washed out or covered w/ debris. Shelter in place still in effect (pic via @SBCOUNTYFIRE)

1:13 AM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There have been no reports of injuries or missing people as a result of the weather in Forest Falls, which has a population of 2,000, so far.

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The single road into Forest Falls was cut off, and officials advised residents to stay indoors, according to the San Bernardino Sun.

A disabled resident had to be removed by rescuers after mud and water started entering his home.

The Forest Home church camp, where 500 visitors are staying, was among the areas hit.

CNN reported that the camp was trapped behind mudflow late on Sunday, and that authorities had made contact with the camp and ensured that everyone was safe.

Capt. Hauducoeur said crews had been trying to reach the campers using bulldozers and other heavy equipment.

FALLS: Stranded campers receive meals/shelter at CommunityCtr staffed by #SBCoFD #CERT and #SBSO S&R volunteers. ^eas

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FALLS: Stranded campers receive meals/shelter at CommunityCtr staffed by #SBCoFD #CERT and #SBSO S&R volunteers. ^eas

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Elsewhere in San Bernardino County, one person was found dead inside a vehicle that was swept of the road, said fire department spokesperson Chris Prater, according to CNN.

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