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Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (CA)
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 :: 10:52 a.m. PDT


Flash Flood Watch for Mendo Complex Burn Scar

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Mendocino and Lake Counties in the areas of the Mendocino Complex burn scar until 7 PM tonight. The NWS is forecasting that scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms may produce intense rainfall that may cause debris flows and flash flooding in these areas. The NWS is forecasting that the highest risk for potential debris flows in Mendocino County are most likely along Highway 20 in the Cold Creek area.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. A Flash Flood Warning means that a flash flood is imminent or occurring and that the public in the warning area should take immediate action. Currently there is no Flash Flood Warnings in affect for the burn scar.

If it appears as though the storm system may produce flash flooding or debris flows, the NWS will upgrade the Flash Flood Watch to a Flash Flood Warning and will issue alerts via the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert.

Here is the full information on the Flash Flood Watch: Please monitor the NWS Eureka's website ( for up to date information.

If the public sees any conditions which pose an immediate threat to life safety or property call 911. Please call 911 only for emergencies and not for general public information questions.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (CA)
951 Low Gap Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-463-4411

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