FATAL JOSHUA TREE FLASH FLOOD VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the man killed in a flash flood Tuesday as Karl Wyne, 66, of Joshua Tree. Wyne had operated a local electrical business for many years and had served on the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors. Bystanders told authorities that Wyne, who was driving

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A SPECIAL REPORT ON FLASH FLOODING AND SWIFT WATER RESCUES

Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us in part one of a two-part report about flash flooding and swift water rescues… As this week’s flash flooding in Joshua Tree demonstrated, fast-moving water can be extremely dangerous in the desert. “It does not take very much moving water at all, as little

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STORMS CAUSE A FATALITY IN JOSHUA TREE, MUD AND FLOODING

A man was killed yesterday afternoon when his SUV was swept away in a raging flash flood in Joshua Tree. According to County Fire Captain Matt Anderson, the man, identified only as being in his 66 years old, was driving his Chevy Blazer on Sunny Vista when he encountered a

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YUCCA VALLEY PREPARING FOR MORE THUNDERSTORMS

The Town of Yucca Valley is preparing for thunderstorms expected to move through this week. The heaviest rain is forecast to occur today and evening bringing increasing chances of flash flooding. Residents are advised to take precautions and avoid unnecessary travel when possible. The Town’s Public Works crews are preparing

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WHAT TO DO DURING A FLASH FLOOD

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means that flooding is

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