The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood watch due to the chance of thunderstorms.
On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the NWS said that excessive rainfall can cause localized flash flooding. This will affect the mountains, foothills, and the high deserts. The threat is minimal in the lower deserts and other areas of the Inland Empire. The flash flood watch will be in effect In Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, Riverside, and San Bernardino County Mountains, San Diego County Mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass (near Banning) until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
Although it is safest to remain home, those who must leave their home should remember not to walk or drive through moving water. As little as six inches of moving water can cause a person to fall. When driving, flood waters may quickly rise around a vehicle. Drivers should abandon the vehicle and move to higher ground. The vehicle can be swept away quickly making it difficult or impossible to exit the vehicle.
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