Flash flood, potential evacuation warnings issued for Siskiyou County’s Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif., — For the second time in as many days, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued flash flood and potential evacuation warnings for the areas of Juniper Terrace and Rising Hill roads, in the Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision.

Today’s warnings, like similar warnings given on Tuesday after rains doused the North State region, are in response to flooding in the Whitney Creek area.


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“EVACUATION WARNING – WHITNEY CREEK…AGAIN,” Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a social media release around 5:35 p.m. this evening, Thursday, July 29. 

For the second time this week, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued flash flood and potential evacuation warnings for the Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision of Whitney Creek, in the area of Juniper Terrace and Rising Hill roads. This photo, from Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, was shared as part of Tuesday’s social media warnings.

“There is an EVACUATION WARNING … due to a FLASH FLOOD from Whitney Creek,” the post continued; adding that the warning is for “upwards of 12 hours.”

Although this evening’s warnings advised the same area was being threatened and was similar to Tuesday’s warnings, no evacuations were ordered that day or evening.

In this evening’s post, which included translation for the area’s large Hmong community, Sheriff’s officials reminded area residents to stay away from flooded areas and to remain prepared in the event of further updates or evacuation orders.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.