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Breaking News: Flash Flood Alerts for Southwest Riverside County, Idyllwild, Mountain Burn Area, Anza, Lake Hemet

Issued by The National Weather Service
San Diego, CA
Mon, Jul 22, 2013, 12:13 PM PDT

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… A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM PDT FOR CENTRAL RIVERSIDE COUNTY

AT NOON PDT… ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO DEVELOP OVER AND NEAR THE MOUNTAIN BURN AREA. THE HEAVIEST CELLS WERE BETWEEN ANZA AND LAKE HEMET.

NO FLASH FLOODING HAS BEEN REPORTED THROUGH NOON… HOWEVER CONDITIONS REMAIN IDEAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SAN JACINTO PEAK AND THE MOUNTAIN BURN AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

WATERSHEDS BURNED IN 2013 BY THE MOUNTAIN FIRE… IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY NEAR IDYLLWILD… PINE COVE AND LAKE HEMET… 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 FLOODS AND DEBRIS FLOWS.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY AUTOMOBILE.

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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