Flash Flood Warning issued September 7 at 4:40PM MDT until September 7 at 7:45PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

Date: 2021-09-07 22:41:15

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Central El Paso County in western Texas…

* Until 745 PM MDT.

* At 440 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to 2 inches of rain have
fallen. Additional rainfall amounts up to 1 inch are possible in
the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
shortly.

HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
Mission Valley, Clint, Horizon City, San Elizario, Socorro and
Dairyland.

This includes the following highways…
Interstate 10 in Texas between mile markers 39 and 44.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses
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.


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