Rain proves to be an unbeatable foe i...

Rain proves to be an unbeatable foe in 1969

There are 16 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Jul 20, 2009, titled Rain proves to be an unbeatable foe in 1969. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

The area where houses, a golf course and streets exist today in east Upland was a real battlefield 40 years ago.

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Since: Nov 08

Marshall Islands

#1 Jul 21, 2009
Apparently the idiots in East Highland are unaware their homes are in a flood plane; I was here in '69, and there were approx 6 deaths during the floods; East Highland Ranch was underwater. Probably try to sue if they get flooded, but tough luck!

Since: Aug 08

Essex Junction, VT

#2 Jul 21, 2009
I remember that levee that ran along Campus Ave from 19th Street (maybe even further north) down to the curve where it then ran east to the creek bed. I don't know if it was an actual levee or an earthen dam.
flood 1969

Santa Ana, CA

#3 Jul 21, 2009
Good work Mr Blackstock.
Jacob

Huntington Beach, CA

#4 Jul 21, 2009
We're dredging up news from 40 years ago?
history piece

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#5 Jul 22, 2009
Jacob wrote:
We're dredging up news from 40 years ago?
It's a history piece.
Mary

Upland, CA

#6 Jul 30, 2009
The flood of '69 will always be a vivid memory of mine. My family and I celebrated my 16th birthday in Ontario,not realizing that my Grandmother and aunts neighborhood,in Upland, was being evacuated. I believe a restaurant on the other side of the winery was also destroyed by the flood. Another effect of the floods was the Prado dam was full of water and only tops of trees.
MTZ

Sunland, CA

#7 Jul 30, 2009
Gannett H8r wrote:
Apparently the idiots in East Highland are unaware their homes are in a flood plane; I was here in '69, and there were approx 6 deaths during the floods; East Highland Ranch was underwater. Probably try to sue if they get flooded, but tough luck!
First, East Highlands Ranch did not exist in 1969, so you could not have been there in 1969. The East Highlands community existed, and remains today, but the Ranch did not exist. Second, today, most of East Highlands Ranch is well above the area that FEMA has identified as being in the 100 year flood zone, and much of EHR is well over 100' above the FEMA flood level, quite safe from flooding.

True, there continues to be areas in Highland that have flooded, and will flood again. East Highlands Ranch is simply not one of them.
Mary Grasso

La Verne, CA

#8 Aug 11, 2009
The 1969 flood was Jan 22 and Feb22. I remember it wellMy Husband and I with the help of the Fire Department did the rescue in Cucamonga ,Altaloma with our Dump truck. We were infront of the Thomas winery when the vats came throught the wall
dada

Rialto, CA

#9 Oct 14, 2009
Anyone out there remember the flood of 1969????? It has been 40 years since that big flood and every time we get a BIG rain warning We all think of the terrible time we had getting around town. Let us hear from ya'all. Stay dry out there.
Mike Dills

Apple Valley, CA

#10 Oct 14, 2009
I was delivering papers in Feb. 1969 for the Her-Ex, I had to wrap every paper and they still got soaked, then the supervisor took my money and skipped town. Great first job for a 12 year old and a lousy life lesson. It seemed to have rained every day that whole month. We got no rain in Apple Valley these last two days.
bobby

Pflugerville, TX

#13 Dec 2, 2009
Mary Grasso wrote:
The 1969 flood was Jan 22 and Feb22. I remember it wellMy Husband and I with the help of the Fire Department did the rescue in Cucamonga ,Altaloma with our Dump truck. We were infront of the Thomas winery when the vats came throught the wall
We lived on tapi via drive i was 6 years old and went to valle vista school i recall the street deep in water and from the winery there was cheese and wine washed in our yard.
thick dick

United States

#14 Dec 3, 2009
that area could use a douching worse than the one in 69...call it a cleansing.
bobby

Manor, TX

#17 Dec 3, 2009
How can this guy call it a cleansing.It was a nightmare.My parents owned a home there on tapia via drive.it was a great place to live there were kids everywhere, we all swam in each others pools. 11 people died.
Cheryl Johnson McBeth

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#18 Jan 22, 2010
I was living on Red Hill in 1969. I remember waking up to the roar of the Cucamonga Wash as the creek bed had turned into a roaring river. I watched four houses loose their detatched garages. It only took to the count of three from when the corner of the garage was touched by the torrent until it complete folded up and disappeared. It was a tragic event. At one point access to leave Red Hill was compromised to only one exit to Foothill. Water services to the hill were gone for a few days. The Coral homes, East of Carnelian were evacuated. I watched looters run across the railroad bridge.
Barry79

Hendersonville, TN

#19 May 2, 2010
I was 8 yrs. old and stuck at Vineyard/Foothill with my Dad in his truck during the flood and also watched the Wine Bottles, Barrels, etc.. as well as Bowling Balls, pins, etc from the RedHill Bowling alley wash past us! I had cousins who lived in RedHill and I remember standing on their side of the Raging wash and witnessing a Garage or two destoyed as well. I'll never forget the stench of the Mud that remained for wks. after word. Several Human lives were Lost as well as COUNTLESS animals wild and domesticated were lost... We are having tremedous Flooding even as I write, here in the Nashville, TN. area today! It very much reminds me of all the endless Rain that we had before the Flood of 1969...
bobby

Dallas, TX

#20 Oct 11, 2013
we lived on tapi via drive 8159 I remember I was six years old the water was like a wash and I watched the the water wash thru the yard. later on we found wine and food from the Thomas winery.

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