PCH Blocked in Huntington Beach Due to Flooding; Mandatory Evacuations Lifted for Holy Fire Burn Areas

Several communities along the Orange and Riverside County line affected by last year's Holy Fire were placed under mandatory evacuation orders as a storm continued to pound Southern California on Saturday.

The evacuation orders in Riverside County were downgraded to voluntary at 6:30 p.m., officials said.

All Orange County evacuation orders were lifted by 7:30 p.m. Saturday, though road closured were expected to continued for at least several more hours, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

In Huntington Beach, officials shut down the Pacific Coast Highway from Seapoint Street to Warner Street until further notice due to flooding.

The system is the biggest of the season so far, according to the National Weather Service. Crews spent the week preparing for the downpour, bracing for flash floods and mudslides.

Voluntary evacuations

Riverside County

  • Alvarado A
  • Lakeside A
  • Horsethief B
  • Amorose
  • Alberhill
  • Glen Eden
  • Glen Ivy A
  • Glen Ivy B
  • Grace
  • Horsethief A
  • Laguna A
  • Maitri
  • McVicker A
  • Rice
  • Withrow A

Evacuation center

A shelter has been set up at Elsinore High School at 21800 Canyon Drive in Wildomar.

Small animals are being accepted at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, San Jacinto Animal Campus at 581 S. Grand Avenue. Residents who need to move large animals should contact Riverside County Animal Services at 951-358-7387.

Road closures

O.C.

  • Northbound and southbound lanes of PCH from Seapoint Street to Warner Street in Huntington Beach
  • Trabuco Canyon at Rose Canyon
  • Trabuco Canyon at Plano Trabuco

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