On November 27, 2018 at 1:39 PM, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Camp Fire impacted areas in Butte County from 10:00 PM Wednesday, November 28 through 10:00 AM Thursday, November 29.
A Flash Flood Watch indicates that flash flooding may be possible, depending on the projected rainfall rates and other factors. If Flash Flooding occurs, this can quickly become a dangerous and life threatening situation.
If you are in the impacted area or are located near a waterway downstream from the impacted area, you should be prepared to immediately evacuate to high ground in the event of heavy rainfall, an evacuation notice, or any evidence of soil instability in your area. Call 911 if you see any evidence of soil instability or debris flow in your localized area.
Be prepared and do not wait for a Flash Flood Warning in order to take steps to protect life and property as these hazards may develop before a warning can be issued. There may be very little time to react once the storms and rain start.
Residents, persons traveling within the burn area, utility workers and emergency responders should remain alert and be prepared to take immediate action to reach high ground and safety should heavy rain develop.