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MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — A half dozen cars got caught up in a flash flood in Moreno Valley Thursday afternoon.

Drivers could be seen navigating large pools of water.

Water in some cases reached the driver’s side window.

Much of the flooding was reported at Cactus Avenue and Oliver Street in Moreno Valley.

Several agencies reported to the scene to rescue trapped motorists including CAL FIRE/Riverside, the Riverside County Fire Department and an American Medical Response Unit.

Swimming pools have flooded. Lawns weren’t visible.

Gil Leyvas, reporting in Sky9, was over several homes in Northeast Moreno Valley where a mud slide near Cactus Avenue and Hazeltine Way. Mud in some places looked to be about 2-3 feet deep.

“It’s a terrible scene out here,” said Leyvas. “It’s a complete mess out here. These homes are being inundated with mud and water.”

A police car was stranded in mud and could be seen being towed away.



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