HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say fallout from a retreating Southern California storm has left up to 20 homes swamped with mud in San Bernardino County.

Bill Peters of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says Wednesday morning rain caused two creeks to overflow in the town of Highland.

He says homes are surrounded by up to 3 feet of mud and 10 to 20 have been damaged. He says two creeks overflowed, sending gushers of muddy water that moved and partially buried cars and badly damaged a bridge.

marshall tharpe Up To 20 Highland Homes Damaged By Mud

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Up to 40 homes and around 100 residents have been evacuated.

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  1. Scott O. Konopasek says:

    Yikes! three blocks from my house. The woes of being an absentee landlord!

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