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Evacuations Ordered in Southern California as Kern River Swells, Floods Homes

Local officials in Kern County, California, issued evacuation orders to residents on Friday, March 10, as widespread rain deluged the area.

Footage posted by Kern County’s Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop shows the Kern River overflowing around homes in Kernville on Friday. Alsop said the river had risen 17 feet.

More scattered showers and thunderstorms were possible over the weekend, the National Weather Service said. Credit: Ryan Alsop via Storyful

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