Ventura RV Park Partially Flooded By Storm; 50 Evacuated

The Ventura River overflowed its banks in Ventura near the Pacific Ocean Thursday morning, forcing dozens of evacuations as it partially flooded a trailer park.

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The overflowing Ventura River flooded parts of an RV park and a campground in Ventura yesterday, but it caused more problems than just some evacuations. No one was hurt, but the Ventura County Environmental Health Division reports there was a more than 4500 gallon sewage spill.

The trio of storms which hit the Central and South Coasts this week left some impressive rain totals for some areas.

Among the highest are Nordhoff Ridge in Ventura County, which had 9.4” of rain, and San Marcos Pass, with 7.8”

Looking at rainfall in some major cities, Santa Barbara had 2.5” of rain, Montecito 3.5”, Ventura 3.3", Thousand Oaks 4.8”, and Agoura Hills 4.3.”

The Ventura River overflowed its banks in Ventura near the Pacific Ocean Thursday morning, forcing dozens of evacuations as it partially flooded a trailer park.

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A powerful storm which at one point triggered some Flash Flood Warnings in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties continues to hit the region, but the rainfall has eased enough for the warnings to be cancelled.

The storm has dumped more than four inches of rain in some mountain areas in a less than 24 hour period.

The third in a series of storms to hit the region this week his the Central Coast hard early this morning, and is now stepping up rainfall to potentially dangerous conditions on the South Coast. There is a Flash Flood Warning in effect for the Thomas Fire burn areas in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

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