Santa Cruz County Issues Evacuation Orders as San Lorenzo River Floods

Evacuation orders were in place in areas of Santa Cruz County, California, on December 31 as rising levels of the San Lorenzo River prompted a flood warning.

Hundreds of residents in Felton Grove and Paradise Park were asked to move to higher ground by local officials.

By Saturday evening, Santa Cruz County officials stated that the San Lorenzo River had “crested,” with the flooding “receding,” though the evacuation order remained in place until further notice.

Santa Cruz photojournalist Alekz Londos captured footage on December 31 along a flooded Felton Grove street. Credit: Alekz Londos via Storyful

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