Shelby County Included in Flash Flood Watch

February 12, 2020 - The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, and Texas, including the following areas, in Arkansas, Columbia, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Sevier, and Union. In Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, De Soto, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita, Red River, Union, and Webster. In southeast Oklahoma, McCurtain. In Texas, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, and Wood.

Through this afternoon an additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall will be possible with locally higher amounts expected across Northeast Texas and along the Interstate Thirty corridor.

Flash flooding will be likely with prolonged thunderstorms as grounds are already saturated and additional rainfall will quickly runoff.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.