Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Woolsey And Hills Burn Areas

(Ventura County, Ca)  At 818 AM PST, National Weather Service doppler radar and rain gages indicated heavy rain across the Woolsey and Hill burn areas.

Heavy rainfall with rates around a third of an inch per hour will continue to fall across the burn areas through 1045 am PST. Law enforcement is reporting mud and debris flows across Highway 1 or the Pacific Coast Highway. Highway 1 is closed at Leo Carrillo State Beach due to mud and debris across the roadway. It is likely that mud and debris is flowing across canyons roads.

If residing in the burn area, it is too late to evacuate. It is advised to not travel in the warned area and shelter in place instead.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions…

A Flash Flood Warning for a recent burn area means that flooding and debris flows are imminent or occurring. Residents living in or immediately downstream should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Quickly move away from the burn area only if it is safe to do so, otherwise shelter in place and move to a second story or the highest location in your home to stay out of the path of fast-moving water and debris flows. Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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