COUNTY WARNS OF POTENTIAL HAZARDS FROM UPCOMING STORM
Residents in Caldor Fire burn scar, travelers should beware of possible flooding and debris
(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The National Weather Service is forecasting a series of storms impacting the County this weekend, with the highest level of precipitation expected Sunday night into Monday morning. These conditions have the potential to trigger debris flow events throughout the Caldor Fire burn scar with particular impact in Strawberry, Phillips Tract and parts of Grizzly Flats.
"The upcoming weather event could result in flooding, causing currently unstable trees and other vegetation to fall onto roadways, create landslides, and impact our watersheds" said Brendan Ferry, El Dorado County Deputy Director of the Tahoe Planning and Storm water Division. "Ash from the Caldor Fire and soil movement will undoubtedly occur and we are asking that all residents and travelers in these areas and along US Highway 50 be on high alert for these hazards and take appropriate precautions to mitigate the storm's impact."
Persons in homes or vehicles near steep slopes, canyons, gorges and the mouths of mountain streams are the locations at greatest risk of potential hazards to their property.
An oncoming debris flow may include the sound of rushing water, changes in water from clear to muddy, or the sound of large rocks crashing into each other and typically occur within 15 minutes of a heavy rainfall.
To be alerted to critical emergency information, ensure you are signed up for the County's Code Red system by visiting http://ready.edso.org
To report a road hazard, contact the County Department of Transportation at 530-642-4909 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Weather Information: https://www.weather.gov/
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