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Slow moving Borderland storms with potential heavy rainfall add to flooding danger

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:41pm

A Flash Flood Watch for the entire Borderland until Sunday, Aug. 3rd, at 8:00 A.M.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
219 PM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
EL PASO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...
SOUTH CENTRAL DONA ANA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 345 PM MDT

* AT 218 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MISSION VALLEY...
EAST EL PASO...
NORTHEAST EL PASO...
WEST EL PASO...
HORIZON CITY...
FABENS...
CENTRAL EL PASO...
ANTHONY...
INDIAN CLIFFS RANCH...
AGUA DULCE...
COLONIA DEL PASO...
FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK...

RADAR INDICATES VERY HEAVY RAINFALL PARTICULARLY OVER WEST NORTHWEST
EL PASO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RAINFALL CAN QUICKLY TURN DRY DESERT WASHES AND ARROYOS
INTO RAGING RIVERS...EVEN IN AREAS FAR FROM WHERE RAIN HAS FALLEN. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED ARROYOS. SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN CARVE
DEEP CHANNELS IN PREVIOUSLY SHALLOW WASHES...AND WATER CAN BE MUCH
DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. IF YOUR ROUTE BECOMES CUT OFF BY FLOODED
ARROYOS...WAIT FOR FLOOD WATERS TO RECEDE.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO
CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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