Flash flooding affected fire-scarred areas of Northern California on Thursday, 29 November, 2018.
People were rescued from flooded homes and vehicles trapped in flooding near Paradise and Chico in Butte County. Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation orders, although it is unknown how many people evacuated their homes as a result of the flooding.
A powerful storm on 29 November brought strong winds, heavy rain and some snow in mountainous areas. NWS Sacramento said via Social Media, “Heavy rainfall over the western portions of the Camp Fire during the last 6 hours. Radar estimates from 2 to 4 inches have caused significant flooding.”
Butte County is the location of the devastating Camp Fire wildfire that began in early November. As of late November, officials said 88 people had died and nearly 14,000 homes destroyed.
Wet weather during the final 9 days of November helped push monthly rain totals well above normal in most areas. Also, totals for the Water Year were boosted close to normal across most of the San Francisco Bay Area and above normal in the Monterey Bay Area. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/CdCnhAIoO3
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) December 1, 2018
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) November 30, 2018
Highway 38 and the road leading into Forest Falls remains closed due to mudslides that trapped several motorist. pic.twitter.com/UFKLJqRxxd
— Stan Lim (@stanlimphoto) November 29, 2018
— CAL FIRE Riverside (@CALFIRERRU) November 30, 2018
Butte County/CAL FIRE Firefighters were busy this afternoon with flooding and water rescue emergencies along Honey Run Rd and west to the Durham area. pic.twitter.com/l7A0O1k7sb
— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) November 30, 2018