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City of Tehachapi
Monday October 10th, 2022 :: 03:09 p.m. PDT


Flash Flood Warning until 05:00PM Monday

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... The French burn scar in... Northeastern Kern County in central California...

* Until 500 PM PDT.

* At 307 PM PDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the French Burn Scar. The expected rainfall rate is 1 to 1.5 inches in 1 hour. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the French Burn Scar. SOURCE...Radar. IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the French Burn Scar.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights.



This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks...streams...and ditches in the French 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. Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.

City of Tehachapi
220 W C St
Tehachapi, CA 93561

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-822-2222

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Alert Details

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

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