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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday July 21st, 2015 :: 05:57 p.m. PDT
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Flash Flood Warning until 10:45PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD CA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN TUOLUMNE COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA... NORTHEASTERN MARIPOSA COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA...

* UNTIL 1045 PM PDT

* AT 543 PM PDT...YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REPORTED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON HIGHWAY 140 NEAR EL PORTAL. EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OVER THE RIM FIRE BURN SCAR WILL RESULT IN MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS. THE DEBRIS FLOW CAN CONSIST OF ROCK...MUD...VEGETATION AND OTHER LOOSE MATERIALS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...YOSEMITE VALLEY...YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK...WAWONA...HETCH HETCHY...THE RIM FIRE BURN SCAR...YOSEMITE GLACIER POINT...EL PORTAL...CRANE FLAT...SNOW FLAT...JERSEYDALE...GIN FLAT AND TENAYA LAKE.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MARIPOSA ... TUOLUMNE

Instructions:

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

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Address/Location
Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
5099 Old Hwy N
Mariposa, CA 95338

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-966-3615

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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