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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning for King Fire Area

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/25/2014

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"National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning Issued for King Fire Burn Area"

September 25, 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR THE KING FIRE BURN AREA IN EL DORADO COUNTY PLACER COUNTY UNTIL 615 PM PDT.

AT 1215 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE KING FIRE THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS.

FLASH FLOODS AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE KING FIRE BURN AREA THROUGH EARLY EVENING DUE TO HEAVY RAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SEVERELY BURNED AREAS ARE OF PARTICULAR CONCERN...THESE INCLUDE THE SOUTH AND MIDDLE FORKS OF THE AMERICAN RIVER AND THE RUBICON RIVER BASINS. THESE AREAS HAVE EXPERIENCED SEVERE TREE AND VEGETATION LOSS AND HEAVY RAIN IS LIKELY TO PRODUCE EXCESSIVE RUNOFF.

THOSE TRAVELING IN THE VICINITY OF THE BURNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS. IF YOU OBSERVE MOVEMENT OF SOILS...DEBRIS, OR LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER YOU SHOULD MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR A BURN AREA MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING, DEBRIS FLOWS, AND/OR ROCK SLIDES ARE LIKELY OR ALREADY OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN OR NEAR THE WARNED AREA, YOU SHOULD SEEK A SAFE LOCATION IMMEDIATELY. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON HOW QUICKLY YOU REACT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO THE National weather service WEBSITE.

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Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667
Placerville, CA 95667
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