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Tropical Center

Flash Flood Warning


Event Extended (Time) Expired

Start Time

Wed 07/10/2024 04:52 PM EDT

End Time

Wed 07/10/2024 08:00 PM EDT





Flash floodradar indicated
Flash flood damage threatcatastrophic

Full Alert Message

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM 252 PM MDT Wed Jul 10 2024 ...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR HIGHWAY 70, HEADING INTO RUIDOSO DOWNS... The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for... The Salt burn scar in... North Central Otero in south central New Mexico... * Until 600 PM MDT. * At 252 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Salt Burn Scar. Between 0.5 and 0.8 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Bear, Fence, and Snow Canyon. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials. This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Highway 70, heading into Ruidoso Downs. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Salt Burn Scar. SOURCE...Radar. IMPACT...This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! IMMEDIATE EVACUATION for areas in and around the Salt Burn Scar. * Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Lake Mescalero. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Move to higher ground now! This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks...streams...and ditches in the Salt 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. 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. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads. && LAT...LON 3331 10567 3331 10565 3331 10563 3331 10557 3331 10556 3327 10555 3324 10564 3325 10567 3329 10568 FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT...CATASTROPHIC