The National Weather Service has just released a Flood Warning for Newport Beach which is effective until 8:45pm today.
The rain is expected to continue for a while the ground is not prepared to absorb it all, resulting in possible downhill flash-flood accumulations.
In a rare instance for Newport Beach, they also utilized the Emergency Alerts system to issue an alert (similar to the AMBER Alert system). While Newport Beach is not directly named– some of our neighbors are, and we are covered in the alert footprint.
Warning is from National Weather Service as follows:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA... * UNTIL 845 PM PDT * AT 439 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE SILVERADO BURN SCAR AND NORTHEASTERN ORANGE COUNTY. FLASH FLOODING WILL LIKELY BEGIN SHORTLY. IN ADDITION...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL LIKELY RESULT IN DEBRIS FLOWS WITHIN AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE 2014 SILVERADO FIRE BURN SCAR. THE DEBRIS FLOW CAN CONSIST OF ROCK...MUD...VEGETATION AND OTHER LOOSE MATERIALS. SILVERADO CANYON...INCLUDING HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN AND AROUND SILVERADO CANYON ROAD...WILL LIKELY BE IMPACTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR SILVERADO CANYON RESIDENTS...AND IMMEDIATE MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... ANAHEIM...IRVINE...ORANGE...FULLERTON...TUSTIN...YORBA LINDA... PLACENTIA...RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA...FOOTHILL RANCH...TRABUCO CANYON...SILVERADO...BREA...VILLA PARK...LIMESTONE CANYON REGIONAL PARK...TUSTIN FOOTHILLS...PORTOLA HILLS AND TRABUCO HIGHLANDS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE. && LAT...LON 3395 11781 3389 11771 3377 11759 3376 11756 3365 11757 3375 11779 3395 11792 $$ HARRISON