The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a flash flood warning for northern San Benito County, according to the sheriff’s office.
At 9:59 a.m. Feb. 7, the Pacheco Creek near Dunneville shows rapidly rising water levels that are approaching flood stage. Continued rainfall and stream flow forecasts suggest the creek will continue to rise above flood stage later today.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Soap/San Felipe Lake, Frazier Lake, northern Hollister, and Lover`s Lane.
Recommended actions: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
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.