Flash Flood Warning for Imperial County, CA

Issued by The National Weather Service
Phoenix, AZ
9:54 am PST, Thu., Jan. 21, 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… SOUTHEASTERN IMPERIAL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA… THIS INCLUDES WINTERHAVEN… NORTHWESTERN YUMA COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ARIZONA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF… YUMA… SOMERTON… MARTINEZ LAKE… GADSDEN… FORTUNA FOOTHILLS… SOUTHERN LA PAZ COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA…

* UNTIL 100 PM MST/NOON PST/

* AT 950 AM PST… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED HEAVY RAIN OVER THE WARNED AREA.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ARABY… BLAISDELL… KINTER… ANDRADE… LIGURTA AND WINTERHAVEN

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE… TURN AROUND… DONT DROWN.

TO REPORT FLOODING… HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN PHOENIX.

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