Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
313 PM MDT SAT JUL 12 2014

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LAS ANIMAS CO-HUERFANO CO-
313 PM MDT SAT JUL 12 2014

...THE ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
445 PM MDT FOR WESTERN LAS ANIMAS AND SOUTH CENTRAL HUERFANO
COUNTIES...

AT 311 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
THE ADVISORY AREA.

THE EAST PEAK BURN SCAR IS THE MOST LIKELY PLACE TO EXPERIENCE MINOR
FLOODING.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF UP TO AN INCH IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA.
THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL MAKE MINOR FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

JUST A SMALL AMOUNT OF RAINFALL ON A BURN SCAR CAN LEAD TO FLASH
FLOODING. WATER THAT IS NORMALLY ABSORBED BY THE SOILS AND
VEGETATION...RUNS OFF ALMOST INSTANTLY. THIS CAUSES CREEKS AND
DRAINAGE AREAS TO FLOOD AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN NORMAL.  IN
ADDITION...THE SOILS IN A BURN SCAR BECOME UNSTABLE WHEN IT RAINS...
SOMETIMES RESULTING IN DEBRIS AND FALLING ROCK. ROADS CAN BE WASHED
OUT BY THE FORCE OF THE RUSHING WATER AND DEBRIS.

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

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

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LAT...LON 3747 10478 3740 10479 3739 10496 3748 10495

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