Small Stream Flood Advisory for central Pima, northwest Santa Cruz Counties

CREATED Jul 23, 2011

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Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

Tucson (KGUN9-TV) - The National Weather Service has issued a Small Stream Flood Advisory for central Pima and northwestern Santa Cruz Counties until 5:45 PM. This includes the towns of Sells, Amado, Arivaca and Tubac.

At 4:14 p.m. the National Weather Service Doppler Radar continued to indicate areas of heavy rainfall within the advisory area, with additional thunderstorms approaching the area.

Radar estimated areas of heavy rainfall within the advisory area, additional thunderstorms are approaching the area. Area washes will continue to run and those in flood prone areas will need to remain on alert.

According to the KGUN9's Monsoon team's Ileana Diaz, the cluster of thunderstorms heading south of Tucson is capable of rainfall up to 1.50" and producing winds in excess of 60 MPR.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway.

The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain.

Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.

Stay with KGUN9 for the latest on severe weather.

(Courtesy: The National Weather Service and KGUN9 Weather)