With the rain continuing to batter Northern California, officials feared the burned area of the Camp Fire in Butte County near Paradise, Magalia, Pulga and Concow could see flooding.
Now, as the storm reaches its final and most intense day, the Flash Flood Warning has been issued in the area by the National Weather Service.
Flooded areas were already seen in the community of Pulga and the Butte County Sheriff issued an evacuation warning for the area:
When an area is burned, the natural flood inhibiters area taken from the area, allowing water to flow freely into the area without soaking into plants and brush.
This is what the area looks like right now:
Flash flood warnings in effect for the Town of #Pulga. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation warning for this area through Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. @KRCR7 #SevereWeatherFirst #ButteCounty pic.twitter.com/etwTPAo7HM— Meaghan Mackey (@KRCRMeaghan) January 16, 2019
Only place of particular concern so far in the Camp Fire burn area: the very spot where the fire started, Pulga, California. Highway 70 corridor pretty deserted w/ exception of Caltrans/Union Pacific/various utility crews. #AtmosphericRiver pic.twitter.com/jjWG768DEH— Wilson Walker (@WilsonKPIX) January 16, 2019
For everyone in the area, please tay safe during the rainy conditions and evacuate if needed. We will continue to update this situation as it progresses.