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Shoshone Paiute Tribal Emergency Response Commission
Wednesday September 14th, 2022 :: 06:52 p.m. MDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 09:45PM Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Western Elko County in northeastern Nevada...

* Until 845 PM PDT.

* At 551 PM PDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 0.25 to 0.75 inches in 1 hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.2 to 0.7 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. SOURCE...Radar. IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... the 10 mile stretch of State Route 225 (Mountain City Highway) just north of the Tuscarora turnoff.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ELKO, NV

Instructions:

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Remain alert for flooding even in locations not receiving rain. Arroyos, streams, and rivers can become raging killer currents in a matter of minutes, even from distant rainfall.

Address/Location
Shoshone Paiute Tribal Emergency Response Commission
1935 Fire Lane
Owyhee, NV 89832

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 775-757-2473

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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