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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
758 PM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

COC055-071-290345-
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LAS ANIMAS CO-HUERFANO CO-
758 PM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 945 PM MDT FOR
WESTERN LAS ANIMAS AND SOUTH CENTRAL HUERFANO COUNTIES...

AT 749 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE HEAVIEST RAIN HAS MOVED
OFF THE BURN SCAR...WITH GENERALLY LIGHT RAIN ACROSS THE AREA AT
THIS TIME. DOPPLER RADAR IS ESTIMATING BETWEEN 1/2 INCH TO 1 1/2
INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS THE BURN SCAR OVER THE PAST HOUR...WITH THE
HIGHEST AMOUNTS OVER THE WESTERN FLANK OF THE SCAR.

EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OVER THE BURN SCAR WILL RESULT IN DEBRIS FLOW
MOVING THROUGH THE SANTA CLARA CREEK...CHERRY CREEK...AND BEAR CREEK
DRAINAGES. THE DEBRIS FLOWS CAN CONSIST OF ROCK...MUD...VEGETATION
AND   OTHER LOOSE MATERIALS.

FLASH FLOODING WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF WESTERN LAS
ANIMAS AND SOUTH CENTRAL HUERFANO COUNTIES.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...RITTER ARROYO...
SANTA CLARA CREEK...WAHATOYA CREEK...SOUTH SANTA CLARA CREEK...CHERRY
CREEK...MIDDLE FORK TRUJILLO CREEK...NORTH FORK TRUJILLO CREEK AND
WALSEN ARROYO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

MOVE AWAY FROM RECENTLY BURNED AREAS. LIFE THREATENING FLOODING OF
CREEKS...ROADS AND NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS IS LIKELY. THE HEAVY RAINS
WILL LIKELY TRIGGER ROCKSLIDES...MUDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS IN STEEP
TERRAIN...ESPECIALLY IN AND AROUND THESE AREAS.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU
CAN DO SO SAFELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3751 10480 3740 10479 3738 10496 3750 10496

$$

MW

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