Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
825 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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GUNNISON CO-PITKIN CO-DELTA CO-EAGLE CO-GARFIELD CO-MESA CO-
825 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN GUNNISON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...
  WESTERN PITKIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL COLORADO...
  NORTHEASTERN DELTA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...
  SOUTHWESTERN EAGLE COUNTY IN CENTRAL COLORADO...
  SOUTHEASTERN GARFIELD COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...
  NORTHEASTERN MESA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...

* UNTIL 1230 AM MDT

* AT 822 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  GLENWOOD SPRINGS...RIFLE...GYPSUM...CARBONDALE...NEW CASTLE...
  BASALT...ORCHARD CITY...SILT...CEDAREDGE...PAONIA...PARACHUTE...
  HOTCHKISS...MOUNT CRESTED BUTTE...COLLBRAN...MARBLE...SNOWMASS...
  BATTLEMENT MESA...SNOWMASS VILLAGE...CRESTED BUTTE AND EMMA.

* HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAINSHOWERS HAS CAUSED
  MULTIPLE ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING AND ALSO SOME MUDSLIDES
  WHICH HAS ALSO CLOSED ROADS.  RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  MIDNIGHT WITH SOME LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS AT TIMES INCREASING
  FLOODING RISKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 3881 10812 3969 10814 3966 10691 3879 10688

$$

TGR


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