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Dec 12, 2014

06:05:22 GMT--Flash Flood - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: FF-20141212-46298-USA

Date / time: 12/12/2014 06:04:11 [UTC]

Event: Flash Flood

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of California

Location: Red Bluff

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


Sixteen families at the Brickyard Creek Apartments on Walnut Avenue in Red Bluff were evacuated Thursday morning because of a flood. Many only had a few minutes to grab what they needed before water slowly approached their doorsteps. Sherman Herritt, manager of the apartment complex, said this flood is the worst he's seen because of the rain that continued the rest of the day. "The rain came on hard, and it's been building up, and the parking lot started to flood," resident Eric Church explained, as he packed up to evacuate. Herrit said the creek behind the apartment complex started to overflow, and then water rushed into the parking lot. Many people who evacuated said they were stressed, scared and worried because some had no where to go. The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at the Red Bluff Community Center for anyone who had to be evacuated. Sandra Torres, who was also evacuated, said she's thankful her family is okay even though her apartment may be damaged. The Torres family enjoyed breakfast at the evacuation center because they didn't have enough time to eat before they were advised to leave. "It was nice to be able to eat. They brought the food and coffee and water for the kids. You feel a little bit more secure cause they're there to help you, and they're going to help you get through it the best they can," Torres shared. As of Thursday night, Herritt said the water has receded from the apartment complex, but there is plenty to clean up.

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