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Flash Flooding in Otay Mesa?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

Storm floodwaters cover a street. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Do you know what to do if a flash flood warning is issued? Our Otay Mesa and San Ysidro teams want everyone to be prepared in case a flash flood happens. Here is some information from the National Weather Service:

  • Most flash floods are caused by slow-moving thunderstorms that repeatedly move over the same area or heavy rains from tropical storms and hurricanes
  • These floods can develop within minutes or hours depending on the intensity and duration of the rain, the topography, soil conditions, and ground cover
  • Flash floods can roll boulders, tear out trees, destroy buildings and bridges, and scour out new channels
  • Flash flooding can trigger catastrophic mudslides

Flood Condition Driving Safety Rules

  • Avoid already flooded and high-velocity flow areas. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. If you enter a flowing stream and the water gets above your knee, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions
  • If floodwaters rise around your car, but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the vehicle and enter the moving water.

Call Us Today!

Flash flooding can happen in Otay Mesa, and when you need help with storm damage, our Otay Mesa and San Ysidro team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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