Carmel River levee breach prompts evacuations

Twenty to 30 Monterey County homes are being affected Sunday night by a levee breach on the Carmel River, National Weather Service officials said.

Monterey County emergency officials said at 11 p.m. that water breached a levee on the Carmel River at Paso Hondo in the village of Carmel Valley, weather officials said.

A swift water rescue is underway.

Weather officials have issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Monterey County until 2 a.m. because of the breach.