Environment & Science

Riverside flash-flooding flows from the remnants of Hurricane Norbert

Flash flooding in Riverside left streets strewn with branches and water, and closed Highway 74 for a period of time.
Flash flooding in Riverside left streets strewn with branches and water, and closed Highway 74 for a period of time.
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Remnants of what was Hurricane Norbert (now downgraded to a tropical storm) caused flash floods in the Inland Empire and threatened to complicate conditions on the coast and along the San Gabriel Mountains Sunday. 

CHP officials told ABCnews that flash flooding in Riverside closed a portion of Highway 74 and submerged vehicles in other areas. 

Rain and heavy winds damaged several houses — including one in the city of Riverside that lost its room — and left debris strewn on roads and highways, City News Service reports.

According to the wire service: 

Local streets were impacted by toppled trees and other debris throughout Riverside. At the intersection of Via Mindi and Via Las Nubles in Canyon Crest, storm drains were jammed with tree limbs and wind-sheared shrubs, causing roadway flooding — at one point with more than a foot of water running at the turnout.

Flash flood warning for Riverside and San Bernardino was set to expire at 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

Norbert's offshoots are also likely to swell waves and create stronger riptides along the coast according to the National Weather Service. 

Areas in the Antelope Valley could also experience brief, heavy rainfalls that could trigger flash floods, according to the NWS, though no warning has been issued for the area.

Many have taken to social media to post images from the flooding: 

Images of the flash flood in Riverside

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