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Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through Wednesday Morning

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Arkansas...Louisiana and Texas,
including the following areas, in Arkansas, Columbia, Lafayette,
Miller 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 Texas, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin,
Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Red River,
Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur and Wood.

* Through Wednesday morning

* Very heavy rainfall has been observed over the past 48 hours
across portions of the region resulting in saturated soils.
Additional rainfall totals of near 2 to 3 inches, with isolated
higher amounts will be possible through early Wednesday.

* Flooding may occur in urban and poor drainage areas. Heavy
rainfall may also cause flooding of creeks, streams, and rivers.


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.

Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.