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Residents in the 100 block of East Bolivar Street carry belongings away from their home.

With more rain in the forecast this afternoon and evening, Carmel Valley residents who live along the Carmel River are ordered to evacuate, "as quickly as possible," according to a Monterey County announcement.

The Carmel River is expected to hit flood stage beginning at 4pm today (Monday, Feb. 20), and peak at 8pm.

The low-lying area that might be affected extends from communities along the river from the Los Padres Dam to Mission Fields.

The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at Carmel Middle School, located at 4389 Carmel Valley Road.

Earlier Monday afternoon, residents of the Bolsa Knolls community in North Salinas were ordered to evacuate due to flooding.

An emergency evacuation shelter has been set up at the Northminster Presbyterian Church at 315 E. Alvin St. in Salinas.

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