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Moapa Tribal Police Department
Monday December 20th, 2010 :: 11:54 a.m. PST

Advisory

Flood Warning for Clark County, NV until 11:30 am PST, Wed., Dec. 22, 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTH CENTRAL MOHAVE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ARIZONA... NORTHEASTERN CLARK COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEVADA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MESQUITE... BEAVER DAM

* UNTIL 1230 PM MST WEDNESDAY/1130 AM PST WEDNESDAY/

* AT 1230 PM MST/1130 AM PST/... HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW MELT IN SOUTHWEST UTAH HAS GENERATED HIGH FLOWS ON THE MAIN STEM OF THE VIRGIN RIVER IN SOUTHWEST UTAH. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE FORECAST TO IMPACT THE AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHICH WILL EXACERBATE THE FLOODING.

THE HIGH FLOWS WILL CONTINUE DOWNSTREAM THROUGH NORTHWEST ARIZONA AND NORTHEAST CLARK COUNTY INTO WEDNESDAY.

THE VIRGIN RIVER NEAR LITTLEFIELD IS FORECAST TO GO ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND CREST LATE TUESDAY EVENING OR EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AROUND 17.4 FEET. IF THIS FLOW IS CORRECT IT WILL BE SIMILAR TO FLOOD FLOWS ON THE VIRGIN RIVER IN JANUARY 2005.

FLOODING CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED ON BEAVER DAM WASH.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER... ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

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.

Address/Location
Moapa Tribal Police Department
1 Lincoln St
Moapa, NV 89025

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 702-865-2828

Kevin Moore
moapa.pd1@mvdsl.com
702-865-2828

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