Flash Flood Watch in Place for Butte County

A widespread flash flood watch is in place for areas affected by the Camp Fire from 10 p.m. on Wednesday to 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 5:36 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 5:43 PM

CONCOW, Calif. - A widespread flash flood watch is in place for areas affected by the Camp Fire from 10 p.m. on Wednesday to 10 a.m. on Thursday.

"My concern is the runoff on the road and keeping the ditches open, that's what going to wash out," said Craig Stanton, a Concow resident.

Craig Stanton has lived on Yellow Wood Road for 30 years and this isn't the first time he's seen a flash flood in his area.

"If the road washes out then we're done and it happened last year and it happened the year before," said Stanton.

Stanton spent the morning maintaining the road leading to his home.

"You can see I don't have my shovel with me, but I came in earlier and I cut this ditch across here and I opened up those so the water can at least flow out and get into the ditch," said Stanton. 

Cal Fire Butte County recommends residents like Stanton keep an eye on drainage ditches from clogging up.

"I'm in the bottom of a little drainage and it has plugged up before and we've done a lot of work to try and do that, if it gets plugged that'll do it," said Stanton.

Stanton stayed behind during the evacuation order and is ready to defend his home again.

"I did my 100 foot defensible. Kind of like what's come to me. If no one is around to defend it, that can be a problem," said Stanton.

The map below displays estimates of the likelihood of debris flow in areas affected by the Camp Fire. Mobile users, CLICK HERE

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 114733

Reported Deaths: 4217
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles560112386
Riverside7982331
San Diego7481269
Orange6474147
San Bernardino5355204
Alameda347096
Santa Clara2776141
San Francisco257043
Kern232238
San Mateo216584
Tulare189789
Imperial175129
Fresno174335
Santa Barbara164912
Contra Costa146838
Sacramento142958
Ventura115234
Kings11225
San Joaquin90834
Stanislaus74429
Sonoma5644
Monterey54510
Solano51722
Marin48314
Merced2837
San Luis Obispo2711
Santa Cruz2172
Placer2179
Yolo21124
Napa1133
Madera1062
Humboldt1013
El Dorado960
San Benito872
Butte510
Del Norte460
Sutter462
Nevada411
Shasta394
Mono371
Yuba301
Mendocino300
Lake210
Inyo201
Mariposa161
Glenn160
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou70
Colusa70
Lassen50
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 91°
Paradise
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 76°
Red Bluff
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 93°
Willows
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 88°
The Heat Advisory will stay in place through Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures and the potential for active weather is on the way as we head into your weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events