Cleanup work continued Friday in Hemet and nearby San Jacinto where homes were nearly wiped out by mud and giant boulders.
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 10 California counties that saw heavy damages by the winter storms.
Kern County officials estimate that flooding from the recent spate of storms has caused at least $7.5 million of damage to its roads.
Officials say Ortega Highway and a stretch of the 241 Toll Road are expected to remain closed Sunday to allow emergency workers to repair storm damage.
Estimates of storm damage to homes, roads, levees and bridges in vast San Bernardino County have reached at least $10 million.