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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
756 PM MDT FRI JUL 31 2020  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS EXTENDED  
THE  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
NORTHERN OTERO COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...  
 
* UNTIL 900 PM MDT.  
 
* AT 753 PM MDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING  
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. BETWEEN 0.5 AND 1 INCH OF RAIN  
HAS FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS ONGOING OR EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.  
 
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OVER THE BURN SCAR WILL RESULT IN DEBRIS FLOW  
MOVING THROUGH SOLDIER CANYON. THE DEBRIS FLOW CAN CONSIST OF ROCK,  
MUD, VEGETATION AND OTHER LOOSE MATERIALS.  
 
HAZARD...FLASH FLOODING CAUSED BY THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
SOURCE...DOPPLER RADAR.  
 
IMPACT...FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS,  
HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER  
DRAINAGE AND LOW LYING AREAS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE...  
MESCALERO AND SOLDIER CANYON.  
 
AN ADDITIONAL 0.5 INCHES FELL WITHIN THE PAST HOUR, AND MORE RAIN  
COULD FALL WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR. SOME MINOR FLOODING HAS ALREADY  
BEEN REPORTED IN MESCALERO.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3320 10579 3315 10581 3314 10574 3316 10572  
3323 10572 3322 10578  
 
FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED  
 

 
 
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