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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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A solo camping trip for a woman in Ventura County’s mountains turned into an adventure when she found herself stranded by heavy snowfall, and had to be rescued.

Brooke Ladoceur went camping at the Chula Vista Campground, on Mt. Pinos Sunday. Mt. Pinos is in the Los Padres National Forest just wesy of Frazier Park.

The third, and last in a series of storms expected for the Central and South Coasts this weeks has arrived, and it could mean some locally heavy rainfall. The heaviest rainfall is expected north of Point Conception, but there will be plenty of rain to the south. We could see one to three of rain on the coast and inland, and three plus inches in foothill and mountain areas. Meteorologists say this system appears to better organized than the one which fell apart yesterday.  The rain could continue into Thursday evening.

Some voluntary evacuation orders are now in effect for some neighborhoods in the City of Ventura. They include the Ondulando, Clearpoint, Hobson Heights, and Westside areas.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to help veterans impacted by financial abuse. The legislation proposed by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village would help veterans under the care of fiduciaries who are financially abused by them.

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The planned launch of a spy satellite from the Central Coast which was postponed multiple times due to technical, and weather issues is on for this weekend. United Launch Alliance is planning to launch a Delta IV rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base Saturday morning.

The last in a trio of storms is expected to arrive on the Central and South Coasts midday to early afternoon Wednesday. Meteorologists say we could see one to three inches of rain in the region. But, they say computer models are showing a conflicting story as to how much rain we’ll actually receive.

A man who was an air traffic controller more than three decades ago and has made aviation his life is Santa Barbara’s new Airport Director. Henry Thompson was selected for the post from a field of more than 50 applications in a nationwide search.

Santa Barbara County has selected a new Fire Chief. Mark Hartwig takes over the post next month. Since 2011, he’s led the San Bernardino County Fire District. It’s a huge agency with 70 fire stations, and more than a thousand employees.

It was a storm which came with a lot of warnings about potential flooding and debris flows. It prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people in the Thomas, Sherpa, and Whittier brush fire burn zones in Santa Barbara County. But, with the storm much tamer than expected, those orders were cancelled Tuesday night, eight hours after they went into effect.

A storm which raised major flooding, and debris flow concerns for some burn areas in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties has so far been weaker than expected.

Rainfall amounts have been generally lower, and some thunderstorm activity off the coast has dissipated.

There is concern that locally heavy rainfall could triger flooding, and debris flows in brush fire burn zones, and that prompted a number of mandatory and some voluntary evacuations.  Meteorologists say the biggest potential for problems appears to be up until about 7 Tuesday night.

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