Weather Alerts for Hempstead Co

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Columbia - Hempstead - Howard - Lafayette - Little River - Miller - Nevada - Sevier - Union
Effective: Thu, 2/22 3:32pm Updated: Thu, 2/22 4:41pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 2/24 12:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

...The Flash Flood Watch has been extended through Friday night...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect 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,
Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle,
Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union,
Webster, and Winn. In southeast Oklahoma, McCurtain. In Texas,
Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg,
Harrison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Red River,
Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, and
* Through late Friday night.
* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall with storms repeatedly
moving over the same areas will be possible. Additional rainfall
amounts of one to three inches, with isolated higher amounts
will be possible, especially in the I 30 corridor and
surrounding areas. Elsewhere, coverage of storms will be more
scattered, but any storms that develop will be capable of
producing flash flooding due to already saturated soils and full
creeks and bayous.
* Flash flooding of roads, low lying, and poor drainage areas
will be possible. If you encounter flash flooding while
driving your vehicle, remember to turn around, don`t drown.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.