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Flash Flood Warning As Of 1800 10/16/16

Flash Flood Warning As Of 1800 10/16/16

 


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
559 PM PDT SUN OCT 16 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR THE BUTTE FIRE BURN AREA IN..
  EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL AMADOR COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
  CENTRAL CALAVERAS COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT MONDAY

* AT 556 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY
  RAIN MOVING ACROSS THE BURN SCAR. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
  BEGIN SHORTLY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR WILL BE
  POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

* ANYONE LIVING OR TRAVELING ON ROADS IN THE BUTTE FIRE BURN AREA
  ALONG JESUS MARIA CREEK AND THE CALAVERAS RIVER ESPECIALLY FROM
  WHISKEY SLIDE TO HIGHWAY 26 SHOULD BE ALERT FOR PROBABLE ROAD
  PROBLEMS DUE TO FLOODING...ROCK AND DEBRIS FLOWS.

* ADDITIONAL AREAS OF CONCERN INCLUDE RAILROAD FLAT ROAD...MOUNTAIN
  RANCH ROAD...AND THE CONNECTING SMALLER ROADS WITHIN THE BUTTE FIRE
  BURN AREA. LARGE PORTIONS OF THE AREA HAVE BEEN SEVERELY BURNED.
  THESE AREAS NO LONGER ABSORB ANY RAINFALL...WHICH CAN LEAD TO
  ENHANCED RUNOFF AND POSSIBLE DEBRIS FLOWS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. IF YOU OBSERVE MOVEMENT OF SOILS..
DEBRIS...OR LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER YOU SHOULD MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND
IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS...CONTRACTORS...AND PERSONS TRAVELING OR
WORKING WITHIN THE BUTTE FIRE BURN AREA NEED TO BE ALERT FOR THE
POTENTIAL OF MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS. THESE FLOWS COULD IMPACT AREA
ROADWAYS AND HILL SIDES...DAMAGE HOMES...AND COULD BLOCK LOCAL
STREAMS AND CREEKS. DO NOT TRY TO CROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS OR CREEKS.
A DEBRIS FLOW OF ONLY A FEW INCHES DEEP CAN BE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO
MOVE A VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR A BURN AREA MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING..
DEBRIS FLOWS AND/OR ROCK SLIDES ARE LIKELY OR ALREADY OCCURRING.  IF
YOU ARE IN OR NEAR THE WARNED AREA...YOU SHOULD SEEK A SAFE LOCATION
IMMEDIATELY.  YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON HOW QUICKLY YOU REACT.

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