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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Colusa, Lake, Yolo Counties

  

5:02 p.m. The National Weather Service has canceled a "flash flood warning" for areas burned by the Valley, Jerusalem, Wragg and Rocky fires.

A "flash flood watch" remains in effect until 8 p.m. for the burn areas.

The Lake County Department of Utilities reports the fire areas have fared well so far despite occasional heavy rains.

The department says it has had some problems with clogged culverts, but no reports of mudslides.

County workers will patrol the areas until seven o'clock tonight.

The Amador County Sheriff's Department also reports no problems in the Butte Fire burn zone.

 


3:43 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the areas burned by the Valley, Jerusalem, and Rocky fires.

In Lake County, sheriff's deputies are going through burn areas to alert people, but there have been no evacuations ordered.

Scott DeLeon is the director of the Lake County Utilities Department.

"We were put on notice by a recent report from Cal Fire that we could expect to see up to 50 percent additional runoff as a result of the fire. So, I would say the threat is significant and it's one we're not taking lightly."

DeLeon says the Cobb Mountain area is under particular threat because it typically receives a lot more rain than the rest of the county.

The storm warning for the area expires at 4:30 this afternoon. The storm watch expires at 8 tonight.

The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center for the Butte Fire in San Andreas.

 


Original Story: The National Weather service has issued a flash flood warning for Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties for Monday afternoon. 

Forecasters say the warning will impact areas affected by the Rocky, Jerusalem and Valley Fires, where flash flooding, debris flows and rockslides are likely.

Motorists are being urged to not drive across flooded areas and for residents to stay away from creek beds and recently burned areas. 

The warning is in effect until 4:30 p.m.  A flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Updates are available on the National Weather Service website.