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Wet Weather Leads To Flash Flood In Siskiyou County

In a cruel irony, the Mount Shasta Vistas Subdivision was subject to evacuation warnings Tuesday, not due to the fire of recent weeks, but due to flash flooding. Water has been a point of desperate contention for the Hmong Community in the area, as the county has tried to thwart cannabis growers by denying them water through a well drilling moratorium and a ban on hauling more than 100 gallons of water at a time. The situation became dangerous when the Lava Fire tore into the community. Tuesday’s sudden rains turned the usually dry Whitney Creek into a torrent, prompting a flash flood warning for Juniper Terrace Road and Rising Hill Road.