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WGUS54 KEPZ 190742  
FFWEPZ  
NMC017-051-191000-  
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FF.W.0093.220819T0742Z-220819T1000Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
142 AM MDT FRI AUG 19 2022  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
THE BLACK FIRE BURN SCAR IN...  
WEST CENTRAL SIERRA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...  
NORTHEASTERN GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO...  
 
* UNTIL 400 AM MDT.  
 
* AT 142 AM MDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING  
HEAVY RAIN OVER THE BLACK FIRE BURN SCAR. 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 THE PALOMAS AND SECO CREEK HEADWATERS. THE DEBRIS  
FLOW CAN CONSIST OF ROCK, MUD, VEGETATION AND OTHER LOOSE MATERIALS.  
 
HAZARD...FLASH FLOODING CAUSED BY THUNDERSTORMS IN AND AROUND  
THE BLACK FIRE BURN SCAR.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR.  
 
IMPACT...FLOODING OF AREAS IN AND AROUND THE BLACK FIRE BURN  
SCAR.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE...  
HERMOSA.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...  
CIRCLE SEVEN CREEK, MORGAN CREEK, BLACK CANYON, PALOMAS CREEK,  
SHEEP CREEK, LAS ANIMAS CREEK, SECO CREEK, SOUTH FORK NORTH SECO  
CREEK, EAST FORK MIMBRES RIVER, NORTH FORK PALOMAS CREEK, CHERRY  
CREEK, SOUTH FORK PALOMAS CREEK, MIMBRES RIVER, SOUTH FORK MIMBRES  
RIVER AND SALADO CREEK.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE  
EXTENSIVE AND SEVERE FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS...STREAMS...AND  
DITCHES IN THE BLACK FIRE BURN SCAR. SEVERE DEBRIS FLOWS CAN ALSO BE  
ANTICIPATED ACROSS ROADS. ROADS AND DRIVEWAYS MAY BE WASHED AWAY IN  
PLACES. IF YOU ENCOUNTER FLOOD WATERS...CLIMB TO SAFETY.  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3303 10787 3317 10790 3318 10788 3319 10754  
3308 10755  
 
FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED  
 

 
 
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