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flood advisory071117

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
North central Grant County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 600 PM MDT

* At 301 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen just northeast of Silver City.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Little Walnut Village...
Pinos Altos...
Cherry Creek Campground...
and Mcmillan Campground.

Additional rainfall of up to an inch is expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.

Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks.