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Flash-flood warning in effect for some districts

October 17, 2021

A flash-flood warning is in effect for western and south western districts.

A flash-flood warning is issued when rapid flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period:

•Strong runoff from higher elevations

•Soil erosion likely on bared or scarred land surfaces

•Debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage could end up on roads and property

•Traffic delays are likely

•Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.

This alert message is valid from 2 pm Sunday 17 October 2021 and will be terminated at 6pm or sooner if conditions warrant.

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