The National Weather Service in The San Francisco Bay Area has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southeastern Santa Cruz County until 3:00 PM.
At 9:02 AM, the real-time stream gage on Corralitos Creek at Green Valley Road indicated rapidly rising water levels above Monitor Stage and approaching Flood Stage. Heavy rain is expected throughout the area for the remainder of the day, and flooding is expected. The warning area also includes low-lying areas throughout the Interlaken and Amesti area, including ponding associated with College Lake, Lake Tynan, Kelly Lake, Pinto Lake, and Drew Lake.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Corralitos, Interlaken, Freedom, Amesti, Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, Day Valley, College Lake, Lake Tynan, Kelly Lake, Pinto Lake, and Drew Lake.
Precautionary/ Preparedness Actions
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.
⚠️ Move to higher ground! Flash Flood Warning including Interlaken CA and Freedom CA until 3:00 PM PST pic.twitter.com/6Lpy19eIcq
— @NWSFlashFlood (@NWSFlashFlood) February 20, 2017
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