Homes buried by river of rocks in Camarillo

Camarillo Springs homes are still digging out from a torrent of mud and rocks following heavy rain on Dec. 12. Full story available here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Media gather on top of a rock slide that covered homes along San Como Lane to their rooftops in Camarillo Springs on Friday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Media gather on top of a rock slide that covered homes along San Como Lane to their rooftops in Camarillo Springs on Friday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Camarillo Springs resident Yvonne Gemellaro rolls rocks out of the road way from Friday's storm.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Camarillo Springs resident Yvonne Gemellaro rolls rocks out of the road way from Friday’s storm.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Firefighters from the Ventura County Fire Department survey a large rock pile that is covering Gitana Avenue in Camarillo Springs following Friday's rain storm.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Firefighters from the Ventura County Fire Department survey a large rock pile that is covering Gitana Avenue in Camarillo Springs following Friday’s rain storm.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Media gather on top of a rock slide that covered homes along San Como Lane to their rooftops in Camarillo Springs on Friday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Media gather on top of a rock slide that covered homes along San Como Lane to their rooftops in Camarillo Springs on Friday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rocks and mud from Friday's storm poured into this home along San Como Lane in Camarillo Springs.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Rocks and mud from Friday’s storm poured into this home along San Como Lane in Camarillo Springs.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A backhoe works to remove rocks and debris from Gitana Avenue in Camarillo Springs on Friday. Another backhoe (on right) was buried by Friday's rock and mud slide.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A backhoe works to remove rocks and debris from Gitana Avenue in Camarillo Springs on Friday. Another backhoe (on right) was buried by Friday’s rock and mud slide.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rocks and debris poured into this garage along Gitana Avenue in Camarillo following Friday's storm.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Rocks and debris poured into this garage along Gitana Avenue in Camarillo following Friday’s storm.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Dep. Dylan Foley of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office carries sandbags to Shirley Whitehead's home in Camarillo Springs on Friday. The sandbags were being used to stop water from the hillside from entering her garage.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Dep. Dylan Foley of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office carries sandbags to Shirley Whitehead’s home in Camarillo Springs on Friday. The sandbags were being used to stop water from the hillside from entering her garage.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Camarillo Springs resident Shirley Whitehead, right, watches as Dep. Dylan Foley of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office removes water and mud from her garage on Friday. Deputies brought over sandbags to try and stop water from entering her garage following Friday's rainstorm.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Camarillo Springs resident Shirley Whitehead, right, watches as Dep. Dylan Foley of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office removes water and mud from her garage on Friday. Deputies brought over sandbags to try and stop water from entering her garage following Friday’s rainstorm.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A Camarillo resident created this sign thanking the fire and police departments for their work following Friday's mudslide.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A Camarillo resident created this sign thanking the fire and police departments for their work following Friday’s mudslide.

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