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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:34 AM CDT on September 19, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on September 19, 2014

... Flood Watch in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has expanded

* Flood Watch to include a portion of southeast Texas...
including the following counties... Brazos... Burleson...
Grimes... Madison... San Jacinto and Walker.

* Through this evening

* over the last week the area has received abundant rainfall and
more recently over the last few days much of the area has had 1
to 2 inches of rain with some isolated areas with 3 to 6 inches.
Showers and thunderstorms developed early this morning and were
nearly stationary. Scattered to numerous showers and
thunderstorms are expected today and the storms will easily be
capable to 2 inch per hour rainfall rates. The potential for
storms to line up and pass over the same area will be higher
today and this could lead to some areas receiving amounts of 1
to 3 inches with isolated amounts of 4 to 6 inches. This
additional rainfall will likely cause flooding again especially
street flooding. Motorists should avoid flooded roadways.

* Timing... storms were ongoing this morning and should continue
throughout the day. By late afternoon the storms should be
focused from around College Station to the Houston area and
shifting southwestward. Daytime heating could worsen the storms
and more intense rainfall rates could be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to
cross safely. Vehicles caught in rising water should be abandoned
quickly. If your vehicle stalls... abandon it and seek higher
ground immediately. Rapidly rising water may engulf your vehicle
and its occupants and sweep them away. Move to higher ground.

Turn around... don't drown!

Weather Severe Map
Arizona - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement
Iowa - Special Statement
Maine - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory
Nebraska - Record Report
New Hampshire - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
New Mexico - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
New York - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning , Record Report
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
South Carolina - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Texas - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Hydrologic Statement
Utah - Record Report
Vermont - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning , Record Report
Washington - Record Report
Wyoming - Special Statement , Record Report

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