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October 1, 2014

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Storms produce flood worries for Mount Charleston

Heavy thunderstorms this afternoon are creating flash-flooding on Mount Charleston, the National Weather Service is reporting.

The weather service said it received public reports of flash flooding near the Rainbow Canyon subdivision and Fletcher View campground. Those reports indicated 2 to 6 inches of runoff flowing in the Rainbow Canyon subdivision.

Conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning in effect until 4:15 p.m. for the area near.

At the same time, forecasters also issued a flood advisory in effect until 4:45 p.m. for the area from Kyle Canyon to the northwest Las Vegas Valley.

Forecasters said heavy rain was falling on the Carpenter 1 fire burn area on Mount Charleston, and they warned water levels could rise rapidly and lead to mud and debris flows in and downstream of the burn area.

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