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“Fall Rains” Fall throughout the Coachella Valley. Flash Flood Warnings continue.

“Fall Rains” Fall throughout the Coachella Valley. Flash Flood Warnings continue.

“Fall Rains” Fall throughout the Coachella Valley. Flash Fllod Warnings continue.


Flash Flood Warningn October 13, 2018

Flash Flood Warningn October 13, 2018

At 1231 AM PDT, law enforcement reported flooding on Interstate 10 nine miles east of Coachella. The water covering the road was 12 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep.

Another section of the interstate a few miles to the east was covered in water and rocks.

Radar rainfall estimates showed over an inch of rain fell in thisarea in one hour.

The heavy rain has moved east toward the Cottonwood Visitor Center, but more areas of heavy rain over Desert Shores and Salton City were moving north into the southern sections
of the Coachella Valley.

Ligher rain was falling north of Indio in the northern sections of the Valley.

... The Flash Flood Warning remains 
in effect until 445 am PDT for San
Bernardino and Riverside counties... 

At 150 am PDT, Doppler radar 
indicated thunderstorms producing 
heavyrain across the warned area. 
Up to one inch of rain has already 
fallen. Flash flooding is expected 
to begin shortly. 

Radar indicated that some of the 
heaviest rain over the past hour 
was located from the Cottonwood 
visitor's center southwest to the 
Salton Sea. 

Locally heavy rains will continue in 
the warned area into the early morning 

Some locations that will experience 
flooding include... 

Chiriaco Summit, Cottonwood visitor 
and lost horse-Keys Village. 

This includes CA Interstate 10 between
mile markers 74 and 97.
Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

Turn around, don't drown when 
encountering flooded roads. Most flood 
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when 
it is harder to recognize the dangers 
of flooding.


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