RV resort evacuated after heavy rains overflow San Diego river
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Places all around San Diego are flooding because of heavy rainfall. The San Diego RV Resort is evacuated after the San Diego river overflowed and flooded the park.
Motorists across the city are encountering a series of flooded roadways as they braved the Thanksgiving storms.
The rainfall — expected to pelt the county into Friday– led the National Weather Service to issue flood, wind and beach hazard warnings, with more than an inch reported in some areas of the county.
Flood risks were strongest in North San Diego County, with the NWS listing Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook, San Onofre and De Luz among the areas expected to experience flooding. The NWS flood advisory was in effect until 3:15 p.m.
Late Thursday morning, a band of heavy rain traveled eastward across the county, increasing flood risks in San Diego, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, El Cajon, Vista, Encinitas, National City, La Mesa, Poway and Imperial Beach.
About a half-inch of rainfall per hour was possible as the band moves across the county, according to the NWS.
As of noon, the highest rain total was San Onofre, with 2. 48 inches. Other high totals include 1.71 inches in Carlsbad, 1.67 inches in Encinitas, 1.56 inches in Oceanside, and 1.42 inches in La Jolla.
Drivers who encounter flooded roadways were advised to find an alternate route and not to drive through the water.