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BREAKING NEWS: Weather Alert – Flash Flood warning for Riverside, Idyllwild, Fern Valley, and San Jacinto Mountain Fire Areas

Moments ago, at 12:54 p.m. the emergency broadcast system sent its blurting message for Flash Flood Warning in Southwest Riverside County areas.

1:31 PM 7-21-2013

1:31 PM 7-21-2013

Radar signatures indicate heavy rains near Mountain Center, and potential flash flood conditions for the western portion of the Mountain Fire burn areas.

Though skies in Temecula show high clouds, the build up centers around currently burning extreme landscape of the San Jacinto mountains, specifically Lake Hemet, the primary gathering spot for over 3,000 firefighters currently at work on the Mountain Fire. Highway 79 may also be impacted by flooding, according to the national weather service.

While residents are returning to their homes in Idyllwild, Fern Valley, and Pine Cove, extreme caution is advised for driving mountain roads.

The burn areas are “Particularly susceptible to flash floods and debris flows from this rainstorm. Locations along drainages within or below any of the burned basins may be impacted by flash flooding and debris flows.

 This warning will remain in affect until 4 p.m. Pacific time.

For more up to the minute weather information, visit: www.weather.com or the Southern California Weather Authority

 

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