Thompson Ridge BAER Update -- Nws Alerts -- 7/10/2013
Incident: Thompson Ridge Post-Fire Response Burned Area Emergency Response
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED ALERTS
For safety, communities need to monitor local weather reports and public safety bulletins, local road closures, emergency notifications, weather alerts, follow local county and city advisories, and act accordingly.
DEFINITIONS FOR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED ALERTS:
An advisory highlights special weather conditions that are less serious than a warning. They are for events that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.
WAYS TO RECEIVE WEATHER ALERTS:
To subscribe to National Weather Service alerts go to: http://www.weather.gov/subscribe.
Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service, Albuquerque Office (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/) website.
Use a “weather radio” or smart phone “weather app” that monitors “all hazards” alerts issued by the NOAA-National Weather Service (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/).
The Sandoval County provides public safety and emergency information at: http://www.sandovalcounty.com/departments/public-safety. Sandoval County residents can sign up for emergency notices at: https://cne.coderedweb.com/Default.aspx groupid=Y%2fFibRMo6BYgVYfyzxjK7w%3d%3d.
SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from the fire area should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scar. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events.