Mudslides shut down Southern California town; 500 children may be cut off

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(CNN) — As many as 500 children at a church camp may be trapped after torrential rain and mudslides cut off and shut down a Southern California town Sunday.

“Most roads are impassible due to mudflows” in Forest Falls, said San Bernardino Fire Capt. Kyle Hauducoeur. Forest Falls has a population of about 2,000, and the local fire station was evacuated.

Authorities are using bulldozers and other heavy equipment to try to reach the children at the camp, Hauducoeur said.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries or missing residents.

But the challenges are daunting.

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