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Flash Flood Warning for East Central Grant County

FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
156 PM MDT SUN JUL 21 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 600 PM MDT


* AT 154 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
  WARNED AREA.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SHERMAN...
  SAN JUAN...
  FAYWOOD...
  IRON CREEK CAMPGROUND...
  GALINAS CANYON...
  SR152 BETWEEN SHERWOOD AND FAYWOOD...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT NEAR SILVER FIRE BURN AREA.
RAPID RISES IN WATER AND QUICK MOVING DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE.
AVOID CREEKS AND DRAINAGES NEAR BURNED AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND
QUICKLY. IF CAUGHT BY FLASH FLOODING OR DEBRIS FLOWS...CALL 911.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN
DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY AUTOMOBILE.

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.

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