Flash Flood Warning for the Big Sur Coast
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning from
1/4/2023 6:17 PM to 1/5/2023 12:15 AM
for the Big Sur Coast including the Colorado and Dolan Fire Burn Scars.
More information: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=78320965
WHAT: Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
WHERE: Some locations that will experience flooding include Salinas, Seaside, Monterey, Marina, Jamesburg, Tassajara Hot Springs, Arroyo Seco, Big Sur Village, Lucia, Gorda, Soledad, Greenfield, Pacific Grove, Gonzales, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Carmel Valley Village, Sycamore Flat, Cachagua Near The Los Padres Dam, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and San Clemente Dam.
WHEN: Until 1145 PM PST Wednesday.
IMPACTS: Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring.
PREPAREDNESS: Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. 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.