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Heavy Rains Create Waves of Mud in Ocotillo

A heavy band of rain was moving across the area including the Alamo River.



    Heavy Rains Create Waves of Mud in Ocotillo Wells

    (Published Friday, Sept. 8, 2017)

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for south central Imperial County in southeastern California through 5:15 p.m. Friday.

    Video showing a flash flood in the desert east of San Diego was shared Friday by a California park ranger who hopes the video will warn people about the dangers of flash flood warnings. 

    Kent Miller works for California State Parks and he shared a video showing fast-moving muddy water in Ocotillo Wells on Thursday. 

    Miller wants to remind drivers that rain anywhere in the Imperial County area could lead to a flood, even if it's not hitting them at that moment. 

    Also, if you're in a car, Miller said to remember the phrase "turn around, don't drown." It takes only 6 inches of water to make conditions dangerous for a vehicle. 

    The video was captured in the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area that spans Imperial and San Diego County.