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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
917 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

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EL PASO TX-HUDSPETH TX-DONA ANA NM-
917 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTH CENTRAL DONA
ANA...WEST CENTRAL HUDSPETH AND EL PASO COUNTIES UNTIL 945 PM MDT...

AT 909 PM MDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.

TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME AS WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS
OCCURRING WITH EXTENSIVE TRAVEL PROBLEMS.

THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPORTS AT LEAST 1.71 INCHES OF
RAIN IN 45 MINUTES.
THERE ARE NUMEROUS REPORTS OF ROADS UNDER WATER AND EVEN WASHED
OUT.
INTERSTATE 10 NEAR PIEDRAS AND COPIA HAVE PORTIONS UNDER WATER
DISRUPTING TRAFFIC.
PUBLIC AND LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT NUMEROUS STREETS UNDER WATER IN
CENTRAL AND WESTERN EL PASO AT THIS TIME WITH REPORTS OF STALLED
VEHICLES.
MANY SPOTTERS REPORT FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN LESS
THAN ONE HOUR.


LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MISSION VALLEY...
  EAST EL PASO...
  NORTHEAST EL PASO...
  WEST EL PASO...
  SUNLAND PARK...
  HORIZON CITY...
  FABENS...
  CENTRAL EL PASO...
  FORT HANCOCK...
  INDIAN CLIFFS RANCH...
  COLONIA DEL PASO...
  LAKE WAY ESTATES...
  FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK...
  HUECO TANKS...


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO
CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3132 10595 3138 10600 3139 10609 3147 10623
      3168 10635 3174 10641 3176 10646 3174 10649
      3178 10653 3177 10670 3198 10687 3198 10604
      3136 10566 3124 10584

$$

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