The National Weather Service in The San Francisco Bay Area has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Central Santa Cruz County until 1:30 PM.
At 7:30 AM, the Big Trees stream gage on the San Lorenzo River in Felton indicated rapid rise in water levels which are approaching flood stage. Water levels are forecast to rise above flood stage later today as continued heavy rain is expected throughout the remainder of the day in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Felton Grove, Paradise Park, Tannery Arts Center and the San Lorenzo benchlands by the County building, Love Creek, Ben Lomond and lower Zayante Creek.
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.
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) February 20, 2017
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