Flood Advisory

From the National Weather Service
STARTED:Saturday, Jan. 20 @ 9:27 a.m.
ENDED:Saturday, Jan. 20 @ 4:30 p.m.
AREAS:Humboldt, CA


Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

* WHERE…A portion of northwest California, including the following county, Humboldt.

* WHEN…Until 430 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Water over roadways. Some low-water crossings may become impassable. Ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… - At 927 AM PST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area. Between 0.5 and 1 inch of rain has fallen. - Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding. - Some locations that will experience flooding include… Eureka, Arcata, Orick, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Trinidad, McKinleyville, Westhaven-Moonstone, Carlotta, Scotia, Ferndale, Blue Lake, Myrtletown, Samoa, Freshwater, Arcata Arpt, Cutten, Fieldbrook, Bayview and Pine Hills. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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