Heavy rain causes flooding in Hemet, San Jacinto; trapped drivers rescued - 2014-12-04
GILMAN HOT SPRINGS, RIVERSIDE COUNTY (KABC) -- Heavy rain flooded streets and caused serious problems for drivers in Riverside County overnight. Officials said about 40 people had to be rescued in the Hemet and San Jacinto area.
"My windshield wipers couldn't move fast enough. It was raining pretty hard. There was just so much water all over. I couldn't tell what was going on," said Eric McGinley, whose car got caught up in the flash-flooding near Gilman Springs.
McGinley said his visibility was so poor that he didn't realize he was driving into a massive mudslide. Firefighters say McGinley wasn't the only driver who was caught off guard by the powerful storm.