Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1255 AM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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HUERFANO CO-COSTILLA CO-ALAMOSA CO-
1255 AM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  WESTERN HUERFANO COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST COLORADO...
  NORTH CENTRAL COSTILLA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...
  EAST CENTRAL ALAMOSA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...

* UNTIL 345 AM MDT

* AT 1251 AM MDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED FLOODING IN 4
  MILES NORTH OF BLANCA CREEK. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN FELL OVER
  BLANCA PEAK EARLIER THIS EVENING AND THIS WATER IS CAUSING
  FLOODING OF CREEKS AND NORMALLY DRY WASHES IN THE AREA.  SEVERAL
  RURAL ROADS HAVE BEEN WASHED OUT.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...UTE
CREEK...SWAMPY CREEK...BARBARA CREEK...IKES CREEK...BLANCA
CREEK...PIONEER CREEK...TOBIN CREEK...GARLAND DITCH..AND COTTONWOOD
CREEK.

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 FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 3738 10555 3752 10556 3752 10558 3753 10556
      3761 10557 3759 10540 3757 10532 3747 10537
      3741 10547

$$

KT


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