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Recovery efforts underway after multiple motorhomes swept away at RV Park in Castaic

Concerns linger after RV park severely damaged by latest storm
Concerns linger after RV park severely damaged by latest storm 02:15

At least three motorhomes were swept into the Santa Clara River early Saturday morning when an embankment collapsed in an RV motorhome park in Castaic.

The incident took place at the Valencia Travel Village RV Park and crews responded around 12:30 a.m., according to LA County Fire.

No one was inside the motorhomes when the embankment collapsed and no injuries were reported.

The motorhomes have not been recovered yet downstream.

On Sunday, as recovery efforts were underway, residents shared their experiences from one of the strongest storms to hit the Southland in recent years. 

"It's kinda weird, the difference a day makes," said Laura Linder-Dockus.

Many residents of the RV park are without power after an electric cable was washed away after the embankment collapsed. Southern California Edison is working to restore the power as quickly as possible.

Large chunks of the embankment continue to fall into the river and residents of the RV park are moving to safer ground.

"I was just kinda taken aback by the way people didn't take heed that the water was going to be coming in as strong as it did," said Edwin Dockus.

One of the three motorhomes was found by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

A message left on the resort's voicemail said that "due to extenuating circumstances" it was not taking new reservations at this time and that the park was "diligently working" to restore water and power.

The resort has 381 sites and amenities including heated pools, playground, convenience store and laundry facilities.

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