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Moapa Tribal Police Department
Wednesday December 22nd, 2010 :: 10:00 a.m. PST

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FLASH FLOODING OCCURRING ALONG WARM SPRINGS ROAD WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OCCURRING ALONG WARM SPRINGS ROAD

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTH CENTRAL CLARK COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEVADA... THIS INCLUDES THE LOCATION OF MOAPA...

* UNTIL 1130 AM PST

* AT 925 AM PST... THE PUBLIC REPORTED FLASH FLOODING OCCURRING ALONG WARM SPRINGS ROAD... WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OCCURRING WHERE THE PAHRANAGAT WASH CROSSES WARM SPRINGS ROAD WHERE THE WATER WAS 2 TO 3 FEET DEEP.

* THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN HAS PUSHED TO THE EAST... BUT THE FLOODING FROM RUNOFF IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH 1130 AM PST. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FAST RISING WATER AND FLASH FLOODING OF NORMALLY DRY WASHES... RURAL DIRT ROADS... SMALL STREAMS... AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS. WHEN FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED... MOVE QUICKLY TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING. IT ONLY TAKES 18 INCHES OF SWIFTLY MOVING WATER TO SWEEP A VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD... AND LESS THAN SIX INCHES OF SWIFTLY MOVING WATER TO SWEEP A PERSON OFF THEIR FEET.

NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. WHEN YOU APPROACH FLOOD WATERS MAKE THE SMART DECISION... TURN AROUND... DONT DROWN!

REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ASK THEM TO RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN LAS VEGAS.

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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