A lot of Southern California made it by way of Tropical Storm Hilary with out a lot injury however our desert and mountain communities suffered unbelievable loss.
Properties and automobiles have been destroyed, and family members are nonetheless unaccounted for.
Nicole Celeste-Fay hiked by way of the affected areas of her hometown in Seven Oaks, a small neighborhood within the San Bernardino mountains.
“Although we have been there, and we noticed it with our personal eyes, we walked on it, we touched it, it’s nonetheless not actual. It nonetheless appears like a dream.” Celeste-Fay mentioned.
Her mother-in-law, Sandy Drolet, was considered one of 30 folks stranded on a riverbank after the primary bridge was worn out. She was airlifted to security.
In Angelus Oaks, 74-year-old Christie Rockwood was inside her residence when it was overwhelmed by river water and swept away.
Rockwood’s daughter, Tracey Monteverde, says she’s grateful for the crews who proceed to seek for her mother, however she fears the worst might have occurred.
“However every day that goes by, it does get tougher. You realize like the truth units in and the extra photos and movies of the realm and the way huge the particles subject is,” Monteverde mentioned.
San Bernardino County will likely be opening an area help heart for storm victims on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Extra info may be discovered at this hyperlink.