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Flash flooding likely as up to 1.5 inches of rain fall on Mullen Fire burn scar in Snowy Range

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CASPER, Wyo. — Life-threatening flash flooding is likely for the communities of Albany, Woods Landing, and others in the Snowy Range as thunderstorms dropped over an inch of rain within an hour on the Mullen Fire burn scar area, according to the National Weather Service.

By 8:14 p.m. Thursday, up to 1.5 inches of rain had fallen on the South Fork of the Little Laramie River watershed above Albany, the NWS said.

Flooding of creeks, roads and normally dry arroyos is expected.

“The heavy rains will likely trigger rockslides, mudslides and debris flows in steep terrain,” the NWS said, particularly within the vicinity of the following areas:

  • Albany
  • Miller Lake Campground
  • Evans Creek Campground
  • Bobbie Thompson Campground
  • Illinois Creek Campground
  • Lake Owen
  • Lake Owen Campground
  • Woods Landing-Jelm
  • Woods Landing

The NWS says most flood deaths occur in vehicles: “Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded road.”

The alert will remain in effect until at least 10:40 p.m.

(NWS Cheyenne)


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