Homes badly damaged in Southern California storm

An official of Forest Home Christian Conference Center in Forest Falls, Calif., inspects damage on the property following thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. About 1,500 residents of Oak Glen, and another 1,000 residents of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains were unable to get out because the roads were covered with mud, rock and debris, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, David Bauman)

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say between 6 and 8 homes are badly damaged and likely uninhabitable in an area where thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California.

Meanwhile, crews on Monday have cleared several feet of mud, rocks and debris that had blocked San Bernardino County roads, stranding some 2,500 people in the rural communities of Oak Glen and Forest Falls.

A group of campers who spent the night at a community center are heading down from the mountains.

Fire Capt. Jeff Britton says up to 8 homes near Forest Falls are “likely lost” and several others sustained minor damage from mud and water.

Coroner’s officials say a 48-year-old El Segundo man died in a car that was swept into a rain-swollen creek near Mount Baldy.

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