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San Juan County OEM
Saturday August 10th, 2019 :: 08:26 a.m. MDT

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH 416 FIRE BURN SCAR IN NORTHWEST LA PLATA COUNTY IN EFFECT FROM 12 MDT TODAY THROUGH 12AM TONIGHT

Southwest San Juan Mountains-Animas River Basin-
226 AM MDT Sat Aug 10 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE 416 FIRE BURN SCAR IN NORTHWEST LA PLATA COUNTY IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for the 416 Fire Burn Scar in Northwest La
Plata County.

* From noon MDT today through midnight tonight.

* National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting heavy rainfall over the 416 Fire burn scar, which may lead to flash flooding and debris flows. In addition to the heavy rainfall portions of the 416 burn scar received around one inch of rain yesterday so the ground could be saturated in spots and therefore it may increase the run off.

* The potential for heavy rainfall over the 416 Wildfire burn scar is of particular concern due to the threat of debris flows and flash flooding. Residents near this wildfire burn scar and along the Highway 550 corridor near Hermosa should prepare for potential flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities.

Instructions:

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Local emergency services are monitoring the situation and will issue a public statement as conditions warrant. Plan now so you will know what to do in an emergency. Keep informed by listening to local radio and television for statements and possible warnings. Follow the advice of public safety officials.

Address/Location
San Juan County OEM
1557 Greene St
Silverton, CO 81433

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 970-387-5531

Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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