Flash flooding near Lake Isabella in Kern County stranded people on their roofs as water slammed against homes last Sunday, July 13. In the video below the crew of Kern County Fire Department Helicopter 408 hover over a home where a family of three await rescue. The crew successfully rescues a baby before returning for the mother and father.
It’s hard to tell if the flash flooding was exacerbated by the Piute Fire in the Piute Mountains above Lake Isabella.
That same day a mud slide damaged dozens of homes in Independence California. The damage is attributed to a major fire in the hills above the town last year.