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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 8:11 AM PDT Mar. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 100 PM PDT for
east central Morrow County...

Local law enforcement reports flooding due to debris blocking Hinton
creek. The blockage is near Sand Hollow along Highway 74 northeast
of Heppner. It is unknown when this blockage will be cleared. If the
blockage gives way suddenly flash flooding is possible downstream
through Heppner.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings. Do not
attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate Route.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

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