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Flash Flood Warning in effect for Huerfano County until 4:30 p.m.

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Jul 24, 2019

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Flash Flood Warning for central Huerfano County and eastern Costilla County until 4:30 p.m.

At 232 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area, with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include the Spring Burn Scar south of Highway 160 in Costilla County, the Spring Burn Scar south of Highway 160 in Huerfano County and Indian Creek on the southeastern Spring Burn Scar.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Middle Creek and Indian Creek Drainages. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: Move away from recently burned areas. Life-threatening flooding of creeks, roads and normally dry arroyos is likely. The heavy rains will likely trigger rockslides, mudslides and debris flows in steep terrain, especially in and around these areas.

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