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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Camp Fire Burn Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Camp Fire burn area for today until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2019 6:32 AM
Updated: Jan. 17, 2019 6:49 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.-

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Camp Fire burn area for today until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

This means that depending on rainfall, the area could experience flash flooding, mudslides and rising on small rivers and creeks. 

Flash flooding can quickly become dangerous and life threatening. The Butte County Sheriff's Office is warning that it is possible for the situation to become hazardous before a warning can be issued. 

If you are in the an area affected by the Camp Fire or near a waterway downstream from the impacted area, be prepared to immediately evacuate to high ground in the event of heavy rainfall, an evacuation notice, or any evidence of soil instability.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office asks that you call 911 if you see debris flow in your area.

They say that you should be prepared by monitoring weather forecasts and should not wait for a Flash Flood Warning in order to take steps to protect your life or property. 

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