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City of Palm Desert
Friday September 1st, 2023 :: 05:15 p.m. PDT


Flash Flood Warning until 08:15PM Friday

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Riverside County in southern California...

* Until 815 PM PDT.

* At 515 PM PDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 0.25 and 0.75 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.25 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding. SOURCE...Radar. IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Indio, Palm Springs, Coachella, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, Hwy 74 Between Anza And Palm Desert, Thermal and North Palm Springs.



Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads. 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. 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.

City of Palm Desert
73510 Fred Waring Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-346-0611

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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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