At 8:05 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning. On Sunday, a 1- to 1.5-inch downpour was predicted until around 9 p.m.; immediately after that, rescue operations for drivers trapped by flooding north of Santa Clarita began.
The warning was issued for Lake Hughes, Lancaster, nearby minor streams and creeks, and the Route Fire affected areas where debris flow is anticipated.
There have apparently been reports of vehicles becoming stuck close to Pine Canyon Road and Lake Hughes Road, which has reportedly flooded, according to first responder radio transmission. by 9:30 p.m.
On Pine Canyon Road, 20 automobiles and 50 people were reportedly stuck in 2 feet of mud, with half of the vehicles reportedly being unusable. Helicopter rescue efforts were in progress.
Although some vehicles had to be abandoned, the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed the approximate number of vehicles trapped on Pine Canyon Road and that no injuries had been recorded.
Numerous streets and locations in the Castaic and Lake Hughes area, according to the Fire Department, were flooded. The "Pine Incident" refers to the scenario that occurred on Pine Canyon Road.
Turn around and avoid drowning when you come across flooded roadways, advised the NWS alert while providing safety advice when confronted with flooding. In cars, flood fatalities are most common.
For a recent fire region, a flash flood warning denotes the possibility of floods and debris flows. Residents who live nearby or directly downstream should take immediate safety measures to safeguard lives and property.
If it is safe to do so, quickly leave the fire area. If not, shelter in situ and go to the highest floor of your house to avoid being hit by debris flows and water rushing quickly.