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By Lucette Moramarco
Staff Writer 

County warns fire + rain = floods


Last updated 1/12/2018 at 4:27pm

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San Diego County is providing an Erosion Control Homeowners Assistance Center with free supplies to aid in erosion and flooding for victims of the Lilac fire in Bonsall. The center is located on the west corner of Sweetgrass Lane and Hwy 76.

Every year, before rain storms come, San Diego County officials promote the use of sand bags to limit the effects of flooding. This year, with much of Bonsall burned in the Lilac fire, the prediction of rain – usually welcome – brought manpower as well as sandbags to the area.

When rain was forecasted for Jan. 8 and 9, crews from North County Fire Protection District and Cal Fire sprung into action, delivering sand bags to Rancho Monserate County Club and placing them where needed to prevent flooding.

A county press release reminded residents that rates of erosion and runoff can increa...

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