After mudslides, evacuation orders remain in place for some residents of San Bernardino Mountains

Highways 38 and 18 have reopened in the San Bernardino Mountains after being overwhelmed by mudslides — but other roads remain closed on Tuesday, Sept. 13, authorities said.

Highway 38 reopened at 7:45 p.m. Monday, and Highway 18 followed at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, said Officer Ivan Sandoval, a California Highway Patrol spokesman.

The flooding affected the burn-scar areas of the Apple and El Dorado fires from 2020, said Eric Sherwin, a spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Debris flows hit Forest Falls and Oak Glen particularly hard, Sherwin said.

Forest Falls resident Lloyd Sherman said ash was mixed in with the mud in the debris flows. He said power and water service were out.

Forest Falls resident Trent Reid looks at flood damage on Prospect Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after a heavy thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue member walks through thick mud as they search a flood-destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Large mud flows hit the area Monday afternoon after a large thunderstorm hit the area heavily damaging at least 4 homes. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue team and K-9 search a flood-destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A Forest Falls resident looks at flood damage on Prospect Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after a heavy thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Forest Falls resident Trent Reid speaks with another local resident as they look at flood damage on Prospect Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after a heavy thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue team holds a briefing prior to searching a flood-destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Residents clean up mud and debris on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Residents along Oak Glen Road clear mud from a driveway on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after heavy mud flows hit the area Monday afternoon. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue team and K-9 search a flood-destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Forest Falls residents look at flood damage on Prospect Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after a heavy thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A home sits damaged on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue member looks over flood damage on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Vehicles sit stuck in the mud on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A home sits damaged on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after heavy mud flows hit the area Monday afternoon. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Work crews clear mud and debris off of Oak Glen Road near Oak Glen on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue team holds a briefing prior to searching flood-destroyed homes on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Large boulders washed down by a heavy thunderstorm sit near a destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue team searches a flood-destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A large boulder washed down by a heavy thunderstorm sits next to a home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue member carefully walks around a flood-destroyed home as he searches the property on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue member walks past flood-damaged vehicles through thick mud as they search a flood-destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A farm animal tries to walk in thick mud near Oak Glen on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after heavy mud flows hit the area Monday afternoon. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Vehicles sit stuck in the mud on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after heavy mud flows hit the area Monday afternoon. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Vehicles sit stuck in the mud on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Vehicles sit stuck in the mud on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Large boulders washed down by a heavy thunderstorm sit near a destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Vehicles sit piled up near a home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after heavy mud flows hit the area Monday afternoon. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Vehicles sit piled up near a home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after heavy mud flows hit the area Monday afternoon. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A home sits damaged on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after heavy mud flows hit the area Monday afternoon. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Work crews clear mud and debris off Oak Glen Road near Oak Glen on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue team holds a briefing prior to searching flood-destroyed homes on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

A search and rescue team searches a flood-destroyed home on Prospect Drive in Forest Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

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Evacuation orders were made for Oak Glen residents from Casa Blanca Road to the county line, and south from Wild Lilac Point down to WildWood Canyon Road. Also, Forest Falls was ordered evacuated from Canyon Drive to Prospect Drive, south of Valley of the Falls, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

Those orders remained in place Tuesday and will last through at least Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Reminder: The communities of Oak Glen, Oak Glen Road, are subject to evacuation ORDER. It will Remain in place until 9/14 with the possibility of continuing through the week as damage assessment teams continue to evaluate the condition of the roadway & infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/abjkUdSbB1

— Yucaipa Police (@YucaipaPD) September 13, 2022

An evacuation center was established at Redlands East Valley High, 31000 E. Colton Ave.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

A Forest Falls resident describes Monday’s flash flood and mud flow on Prospect Dr. At least 4 homes sustained heavy damage. There are unconfirmed reports that one resident is still missing. pic.twitter.com/ZWbJA8Pzlr

— Will Lester (@WillLesterPhoto) September 13, 2022

Staff photographer Will Lester contributed to this report.

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