Heavy rains fall in SLO County

Multiple San Luis Obispo County communities have received four or more inches of rain over the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, flooding, mudslides, rockslides and car accidents are occurring around the county.

Over the last 24 hours, both Los Osos and Templeton have received four inches of rain. Los Osos received 4.10 inches and Templeton received 4.06 inches, according to SLO County rainfall figures.

As is often the case, the monitor at Rocky Butte near San Simeon recorded the highest rainfall total in the county. Rocky Butte has received 7.25 inches of rain over the last 24 hours.

South County did not receive as much rain as North County and the north coast. Lopez Dam received 2.14 inches, the Arroyo Grande Creek received 1.56 inches and Oceano received 1.42 inches. Nipomo received between 1.5 and 2 inches.

On Wednesday, a woman believed to be 19 years old died in a crash on Highway 41 between Atascadero and Morro Bay. The woman drove off the road and down an embankment and slammed into a tree.

At about 7 a.m. Thursday, Cal Fire personnel performed a swift water rescue after a man was involved in a vehicle accident at a creek crossing. Ultimately, fire personnel rescued the man from a tree.

Several roads around the county are currently closed because of flooding, mudslides and rockslides.

In Santa Barbara County, mandatory evacuations remain in effect in the recent burn areas. Officials are reporting flooding and debris flows and ordering any residents remaining in the burn areas to leave immediately.

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