Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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WGUS55 KLKN 202327
FFWLKN
NVC011-023-033-210215-
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
427 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ELKO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  WEST CENTRAL WHITE PINE COUNTY IN EASTERN NEVADA...
  SOUTHEASTERN EUREKA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEVADA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF PINTO SUMMIT...
  NORTH CENTRAL NYE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEVADA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DUCKWATER...

* UNTIL 715 PM PDT

* AT 421 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL FROM A COMPLEX OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE WARNED
AREA. RADAR ESTIMATES THAT WIDESPREAD ONE INCH AMOUNTS HAVE
OCCURRED...WITH ANOTHER ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAIN EXPECTED. FLASH
FLOODING OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS...DRY WASHES...AND SMALL STREAMS ARE
IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. STAY AWAY AND OUT OF WASHES AND STREAMS.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...PINTO SUMMIT....PANCAKE
SUMMIT...HIGHWAY 50 FROM PANCAKE TO PINTO SUMMIT...DUCKWATER ROAD
NEAR AND AROUND POGUES STATION...FISH 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.

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. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3937 11605 3954 11581 3947 11560 3882 11562
      3871 11584 3908 11624

$$

JRM






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