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Flash flood warning issued in East Troublesome burn area

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An updated flash flood warning was issued for parts of Grand County on July 5, 2021. (Credit: National Weather Service)

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A flash-flood warning was issued Monday afternoon for the northwest portion of the East Troublesome Fire burn area.

At around 3:30 p.m., radar showed thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area, and flash flooding was ongoing or expected to begin shortly thereafter, the National Weather Service said.

Between 1.5-2 inches of rain had fallen by about 7 p.m. Law enforcement reported flash flooding across the area.

What to do in flooded roads

Turn around and don’t drown when encountering flooded roads, the NWS advised. They said most flood deaths happen in vehicles.

The rushing water also could cause hazards to be aware of. Rock slides or debris flows were expected across rural roads, along with flash flooding in small creeks, streams and ditches.

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