Flood Warning Issued Through Tonight for East Central OC; Silverado Burn Areas a Concern

"Head for the Orange Circle!"
"Head for the Orange Circle!"
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The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a flood warning for east central Orange County through 6:30 this evening.

According to the NWS:

* AT 320 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SILVERADO CANYON...OR 10 MILES EAST OF MISSION VIEJO...WHICH ARE LIKELY PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING 5 MPH TO THE WEST NORTHWEST.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SILVERADO CANYON...SANTIAGO PEAK...TRABUCO HIGHLANDS...PORTOLA HILLS AND COTO DE CAZA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN AND BELOW RECENTLY BURNED AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO HEAVY MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS WHICH MAY BLOCK ROADS AND CULVERTS. POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FLOODING AND PROPERTY LOSS COULD RESULT IN AREAS WHERE RUNOFF IS RESTRICTED OR BLOCKED.

Fires? Floods? Guess you folks in Silverado should prepare for locusts next.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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