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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Eastern Orange County

The National Weather Service warns of flooding in Orange and Riverside counties.

A flash flood warning is in effect for east central Orange County until 5:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued the alert at 2:44 p.m. Sunday for east central Orange County and west central Riverside County.

At midafternoon, a large thunderstorm developed east of Irvine, prompting a flash flood warning for the Orange County mountains and the Lake Elsinore area.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall could cause flooding of small creeks and streams, on country roads and on farmland along the banks of creeks and streams, according to the weather service.

Forecasters warn drivers to avoid areas where the water covers the roadway as the water depth may be too great to allow vehicles to cross safely.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

Barbara September 10, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I got a severe weather alert on my phone, it was loud and got my attention. Its good to know it works even when it didn't apply to me.
Joker Joe September 10, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I love it when it does not apply to me. I wish I could get more alerts that don't apply to me... I would like some alerts from Colorado and Nevada to make my day as I have nothing to do but enjoy useless alerts.
LAurette September 14, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I'm from Nevada and all we get are fire alerts. We don't have Patch to warn us of freeway alerts. That's too bad because I HATE pulling on the on ramp only to see the freeway totally clogged and nobody moving. Too late to use surface roads. Patch would have helped
Joker Joe September 14, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Fire alerts in Nevada and there is nothing to burn!! The sun already burned what was left.
Joker Joe September 14, 2012 at 04:26 PM
I pay $25 a week for flood insurance in Fountain Valley because of FEMA. The 10 yrs. I have been living here we have been hurting for rain. Never any floods but it is government mandated by the fools in congress. I am really paying for the losers in New Orleans that are living 12' below sea level. That comes to over $10,000 for flood insurance in 10 yrs. Better chance of having an earthquake than a flood!

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