Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
Issued: 6:03 AM Oct. 25, 2021 – National Weather Service
...A FLOOD WARNING FOR EASTERN TULARE AND NORTHEASTERN FRESNO COUNTIES, EXTENDED TO 2:30 P.M. PDT...
At 600 AM PDT, Doppler radar indicated an area of very heavy rainfall across the warned area.
Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Rainfall rates of one half to three quarters of an inch per hour have been measured at Dinkey Raws station.
Some locations that will experience flooding include... Tunnel Guard Station, State Lakes, Simpson Meadow Patrol Cabin, Chagoopa Plateau, Cold Springs Campground, Wolverton Point, Mitchell Meadow, Wishon Dam, Quinn Patrol Cabin, Buckeye Flat Campground, Beach Meadows, Farewell Gap, Wet Meadows, Roaring River Ranger Station, Grant Grove, Lake Wishon, Little Five Lakes Ranger Station, Mineral King Ranger Station, Florence Lake and Blackcap Basin.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.
Remain alert for flooding even in locations not receiving rain. Arroyos, streams, and rivers can become raging killer currents in a matter of minutes, even from distant rainfall.
Move away from recently burned areas. Life threatening flooding of creeks, roads and normally dry arroyos is likely. The heavy rains will likely trigger rockslides, mudslides and debris flows in steep terrain, especially in and around these areas.
Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become killers in heavy rains.
Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks.
Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.