As the rainy season draws closer, local officials urge residents in the Carr Fire area to be prepared for post-fire floodwaters and debris. The next few storm seasons may bring elevated risks of flooding and debris flows.
Denuded hillsides, altered soil conditions and remaining debris from the wildfires may produce fast-moving runoff and sediments. These risks are generally higher on the western area of the Carr Fire where the watersheds are larger, slopes are more severe, and rainfall intensity is typically higher. Flood risk begins when rainfall reaches half an inch per hour. Flood and debris flows may reach several miles downslope from the burn area.
- Please view full Press Release for information and tips for how to prepare for rain: PR Post-Fire Flood and Debris Flow Prep