From a reader, Ernie Long last night:
The west end of Paso Hondo Road has been inundated with flood water. Generally, the water has entered houses and the road west of the junction of Paso Mediano and Paso Hondo. The three homes just to the east of the Garland Park ball field entrance have water running under and around them. As a local resident I was unable to walk west on Paso Hondo even to the area of the park entrance because of flowing water that was at least 1 foot deep.
Sheriffs and local fire protection District were present, including two pontoon boats and several gentleman dressed in wet suits. I encountered several residents walking east on Paso Hondo with fire personnel wading through water.
There are probably 40 to 50 homes west of the park entrance, and my guess is many of them are involved with water problems. As of 1230, the water has receded some what. Hopefully with the rain slowing down we will have a chance for the river to back off and leave the homes and people alone.
What has been described as a breach of a Leavy is inaccurate. The Carmel River in the Paso Hondo area has high banks and the volume of water simply became so great that it overran the bank on the north side of the river.
2 thoughts on “Carmel Valley Update”
Something is going on because I passed 6 fire trucks on Carmel Valley Rd and on Highway 1 when I was coming to work at 7:30 this morning. They were in a hurry!
Old timers should remember a slide fatality on Carmel Valley Road 20 plus years ago. Please be cautious and take these circumstances very seriously.