HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars.
The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon.
This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Squaw Valley, Springville, Three Rivers, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Grant Grove and Johnsondale.
The Watch is in effect through Wednesday evening, and the NWS warns that heavy rain can cause flash flooding and debris flows in recently burned areas.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Residents are urged to monitor weather and forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.