Flood warning issued for Rio Grande, Mineral counties


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1037 AM MDT Wed Jun 12 2019

Rio Grande CO-Mineral CO-
1037 AM MDT Wed Jun 12 2019

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Snowmelt in...
Southwestern Rio Grande County in south central Colorado...
Mineral County in south central Colorado...

* Until 1030 AM MDT Friday.

* At 1035 AM MDT, emergency management reported flooding throughout
the Rio Grande and San Juan drainage basins in Mineral and western
Rio Grande Counties.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Del Norte, South Fork, Creede, Wagon Wheel Gap.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

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