Flood Statement
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
417 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

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LUNA NM-
417 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL LUNA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 615 PM MDT

* AT 415 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED OVER AN INCH OF RAIN PER HOUR WITH HEAVY
  RAIN CONTINUING OVER AREAS THAT HAD RAIN AND FLOODING YESTERDAY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  RURAL AREAS OF EASTERN LUNA COUNTY.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RAINFALL CAN QUICKLY TURN DRY DESERT WASHES AND ARROYOS
INTO RAGING RIVERS...EVEN IN AREAS FAR FROM WHERE RAIN HAS FALLEN. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED ARROYOS. SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN CARVE
DEEP CHANNELS IN PREVIOUSLY SHALLOW WASHES...AND WATER CAN BE MUCH
DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. IF YOUR ROUTE BECOMES CUT OFF BY FLOODED
ARROYOS...WAIT FOR FLOOD WATERS TO RECEDE.

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 3222 10742 3222 10730 3210 10729 3210 10730
      3213 10746

$$

NOVLAN





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