FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT

PUBLIC NOTICE 10/21/21 8am
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT

FLASH FLOOD AND DEBRIS FLOW WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Flash Flood Watch for a portion of northeast California, including the following areas: Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra Counties.

– From Thursday evening through Friday morning.

– A short period of heavy rainfall is possible Thursday night and Friday morning in and downstream of the Dixie, Sheep, Walker, and Beckwourth burn scars.

– Debris flows, ash flows, rock falls, and tree falls are possible with short bursts of heavy rainfall.

For information on how to prepare for possible flooding, go to: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-before

Flood Watch: Be Prepared: A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flash Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.