RAMONA, Calif. - One week after a rare summer storm hit San Diego County, Ramona residents continued cleaning up and beginning the process of rebuilding.
The remnants of Hurricane Dolores brought record breaking rainfall and flooding to San Diego. A state of emergency was declared, freeing up much needed resources after 130 home and business owners reported damage.
Ramona resident Heidi Smith spent the weekend removing damaged belongings from her garage. Earlier in the week, she and her neighbors removed a layer of mud from her garage and cut out four feet of drywall to prevent mold.
"Now it's anyone who can help put drywall back in, put their carpet back in. The mud is gone. It's all been picked up. I think that now people are ready to rebuild," said Smith.