Table 1. Times of observed flooding and debris flows from eyewitness accounts.   Locations refer to drainages and cities. Terms in parenthesis are inferred from context. Times (s)                             Location                                     Description 12/16/99 9:00 a.m. 12/16/99 7:20 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 12/15/99 8:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 12/16/99 2:00 am 2:00-3:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12/16/99 2:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 12/15/99 8:00 p.m. 12/15/99 8:00 pm- 12/16/99 3:00 a.m. 12/16/99 6:00-7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 12/15/99 Evening 12/16/99 1:00-2:00 a.m. 5:00-6:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 6:00-7:00 a.m.   R.. Camuri Chiquito R.. Osorio- La Guiara (E) R. Osorio-La Guaira (W) Q. San Julian- Caraballeda Q. Camuri Grande Q. San Jose Galipan- Macuto Q. Seca Major debris flow event in drainage burying bus along eastern margin of fan Water flooding on eastern part of fan Water flooding on eastern part of fan Rocky (debris flow) event Flooding Rocky debris flow followed by water flooding First wave of flood water, 1.5 m high Crashing of rocks (debris flow?) Water flooding shortly followed by large bouldery debris flow Water and mud (flows) observed Three (debris) flow episodes, with the last one at 6:00 a.m. Flooding done River levels (running) high Rumbling sounds like (debris flow) boulders crushing buildings River flooding over banks; flow avulsed channel down street Rumbling noise of vibration of rocky (debris flow); row of houses removed   Surge of debris flow destroyed houses Major (debris flow) event, with pulses of sand, but no boulders Flooding during night Rising water levels and flooding Debris flow Single debris flow event (carrying) cars; most people near stream evacuated their homes and fled up hills Debris (flow) with boulders