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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday February 7th, 2017 :: 11:57 a.m. PST

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 01:45PM

The National Weather Service in Hanford CA has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Central Mariposa County in central California... Southern Tuolumne County in northern California... Central Madera County in central California... East central Merced County in central California... Northwestern Tulare County in central California... Central Fresno County in central California...

* Until 145 PM PST

* At 1145 AM PST, local law enforcement officials reported flooded roads due to heavy rain across the warned area. Radar estimated rainfall rates of a quarter to half an inch per hour. Flash flooding is expected with mud and rock slides possible. PG&E reporting high stream flows below Bass Lake towards North Fork.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Clovis, Yosemite South Entrance, Orosi, Orange Cove, Oakhurst, East Orosi, Yosemite Lakes, Bootjack, Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos, Mariposa, Batterson, Trimmer Springs, Park Ridge, El Portal, Crane Valley Reservoir, Mitchell Meadow, Millerton Lake, North Fork, Chilkoot Meadow, Fish Camp and Catheys Valley. Excessive rainfall over the warned area will cause mud slides near steep terrain. The mud slide can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

* AFFECTED AREAS: FRESNO ... MADERA ... MARIPOSA ... MERCED ... TULARE ... TUOLUMNE

Instructions:

Turn around, don`t 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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