Friday , 21 October 2016
Helendale (photo contributed by Lisa Grinceri via VVNG)

Flash Flooding Reported in the Victor Valley

HELENDALE:( The National Weather service issued flash flood warnings through out the Victor Valley on Sunday afternoon.  Residents in the town of Helendale have reported Flash flooding in the area of National Trails Highway and Bryman Road.

Per CHP incident logs, six vehicles were stuck in the roadway due to flooding. Debris is scattered across the road and the roadway will need to be scraped. Power lines are also reported to be down in the area.

Residents who live in Oro Grande, Helendale, Silver Lakes, and Barstow have also reported strong gusty winds and heavy rain that is causing widespread flash flooding.

According to, flooding poses tremendous danger to both people and property. Since 1900, floods have taken more than 10,000 lives in the United States alone. Because it is often difficult to judge the depth of the water or the speed of the current, flood waters can be deceptive.

Surviving A Flood

  • If on foot, do not attempt to walk through flood waters. Instead, turn around and go directly to higher ground.
  • Make sure to keep children and pets away from flood waters, storm drains, and sewers.
  • If you are in a car, drive away from flooded areas never try to take a shortcut through them.
  • If your car stalls, immediately abandon it and climb to higher ground.

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