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August 26, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory today for mountain areas in San Diego County. Strong and persistent thunderstorms are occurring with heavy rainful just west of the Eagle Fire burn scar between Anza Borrego and Warner Springs.


One to 1.5 inches have fallen as of 3:30 p.m., with an additional inch and a half possible. Areas impacted include Aguanga, Anza Borrego, Oak Grove, Cooper Canyon and Iron Spring Canyon. Excessive runoff will cause elevated levels at creeks and streams, as well as ponding on country roads and farmlands.


Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the roadway. Move to higher ground. In hilly terrain, there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain, the NWS warns. It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.


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