Cells phones were again buzzing in the Banning and Beaumont area Wednesday morning, as the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for surrounding communities.
A loud ringing from phones alerted area residents to this:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA... UNTIL 4:30 PM PDT... AT 12:24 PM PDT...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL FROM A STORM...WHICH COULD BE PRODUCING FLASH
FLOODING OVER THE WARNED AREA.
LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO VALLE
VISTA...EAST HEMET...BANNING...IDYLLWILD...PINE COVE...THE
MOUNTAIN FIRE BURN SCAR AND THE SILVER FIRE BURN SCAR.
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. F LOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.
PLEASE REPORT FLASH FLOODING OR DAMAGE FROM FLASH FLOODS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO TWITTER AND FACEBOOK PAGES.
Did YOU get the alert on your phone? What's the weather like by you? Tell us in the comments.