Photos: Storm Southland leads to voluntary evacuations
The powerful storm that rocked northern California with rain and snow arrived in Southland on Thursday, where wet, wintry weather is expected to persist through the holiday weekend.
The storm thundered travel and created icy dangers to the north, Tuolumne County officials on Thursday released a evacuation notice after cracks were reported in the Twain Harte Lake Dam.
Southern Californians were also on the alert as the storm arrived and threatened to cause flash floods and debris flows in several areas, including those near streams, rivers and scars from forest burns. .
Orange County authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation warning for residents near the Bond fire burn area, which will remain in effect until noon Friday, while residents near the Alisal fire burn scar in Santa Barbara County have been invited at prepare to take shelter in place.
Flood watches are also in effect for parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties through Friday morning.