(SOURCE) A mudslide reportedly occurred in Camarillo Springs, in Ventura County, California, in the early-morning hours of Friday, Dec. 12, as heavy winds and rain battered the region.
Shortly after 2 a.m. local time, breaking news service VCscanner tweeted that multiple emergency calls in the region reported residents stuck inside their homes, as “large amounts of debris and heavy water flow” prevented crews from accessing homes. A reporter from ABC7 News Los Angeles reported the local senior community was under mud and rocks with several nearby homes badly damaged.
The Ventura County Fire Department reported going door to door to check on residents in the area, via Twitter.
NBC Los Angeles reported the mudslide closed a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County because of up to 18 inches of mud on the roadway.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning from 12:56 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. Friday for the southern half of Ventura County. Some in the region were under a mandatory evacuation order effective 2:30 a.m. local time. A mandatory evacuation means an imminent threat exists.