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Mudslides along Highway 99 have forced 24 people from the Bonaparte Indian Band out of their homes and at least five houses have extensive damage.
Band member Jordan Williams said the storm came unexpectedly on Saturday.
“It looked harrowing,” he said. “You could just hear the hail pelting the roof … then I heard the most deafening thunder outside. I’ve heard thunder before, but not as earth shaking as that one,” said Williams.
The Bonaparte Indian Band has a membership of 900 people and is located west of Cache Creek. It was severely impacted by the Elephant Hill wildfire last year.
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