Local flood warning issued until 11:45 am today

An Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for minor flooding of urban areas in Southwestern Riverside County and Northwestern San Diego County and Southwestern Orange County has been issued until 11:45 am this morning.

A 10:19 am rain showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to form over the coastal waters and move inland across the area. Brief heavy rainfall is causing some street flooding problems, rapid rises of small streams and drainage ditches. The area of rainfall is moving northeast around 25 mph.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE-BONSALL-CAMP PENDLETON

NORTH-CAMP PENDLETON SOUTH-CANYON LAKE-CARLSBAD-COTO DE

CAZA-FALLBROOK-LAKE ELSINORE-LAKELAND VILLAGE-MURRIETA-MURRIETA HOT SPRINGS-OCEANSIDE-QUAIL VALLEY-RAINBOW-SAN CLEMENTE-SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO-SEDCO HILLS-TEMECULA-TRABUCO HIGHLANDS-VISTA-WILDOMAR-CAMP PENDLETON AND-SANTA ROSA PLATEAU.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE. TURN AROUND. DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

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