Canyon Floods as Storm Drenches California

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-20 17:42:00-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A flood on the southern Santa Barbara County coast has swept cabins and vehicles down a narrow canyon as the latest storm drenches California.

County Fire Department Capt. Dave Zaniboni says a creek overflowed at midmorning Friday and swept five cabins and 15 vehicles down the canyon which lies just above El Capitan State Beach.

Firefighters rescued one person from a vehicle and another person got out of a vehicle on their own. Neither was injured.

Zaniboni says a dozen people are stuck up El Capitan Canyon but none are injured. Authorities are trying to determine how to get those people out.

The canyon contains a private campground with 200 cabins.