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NWS FLOOD WARNING 1 P.M.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
COUNTIES OF:
WHARTON TX-WASHINGTON TX-HARRIS TX-WALKER TX-WALLER TX-GALVESTON TX-CHAMBERS TX-GRIMES TX-FORT BEND TX-COLORADO TX-LIBERTY TX-SAN JACINTO TX-MONTGOMERY TX-POLK TX-AUSTIN TX-1259 PM CDT MON APR 18 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR…
  NORTHEASTERN WHARTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  HARRIS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  SOUTHERN WALKER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  WALLER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  GALVESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  CHAMBERS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  SOUTHEASTERN GRIMES COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  FORT BEND COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  COLORADO COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  LIBERTY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  SAN JACINTO COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  SOUTHWESTERN POLK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
  AUSTIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT MONDAY

* AT 1243 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN OVER THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL CAUSE FLOODING. WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 15 INCHES. WHILE RAIN RATES ARE DECREASING… BAYOU AND STREET FLOODING IS STILL OCCURRING AROUND THE HOUSTON METRO AND MANY ROADS REMAIN IMPASSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STILL STRONGLY DISCOURAGED UNTIL FLOOD WATERS SUBSIDE.

* OTHER ROADS EXPERIENCING ISSUES OUTSIDE OF HOUSTON INCLUDE US HIGHWAY 290 IN WALLER COUNTY… FM 362 IN WALLER COUNTY… FM 359 IN WALLER COUNTY … FM 527 IN WALLER COUNTY… HIGHWAY 36 AT INTERSTATE 10… THE BRAZOS RIVER TURNAROUND AT HIGHWAY 59 IN SUGAR LAND… THE HIGHWAY 90A UNDERPASS FOR RICHMOND/ ROSENBERG…HIGHWAY 90A AT HIGHWAY 99… FM 1774 ALONG THE MONTGOMERY/ WALLER COUNTY LINE… AND FM 109. ADDITIONALLY… THE BRIDGE AT FM 109 AT BROOMSMILL ROAD HAS BEEN REPORTED WASHED OUT… AND OTHER BRIDGES ACROSS THE WARNED AREA MAY ALSO BE EXPERIENCING ISSUES FROM HIGH WATER.

* ADDITIONALLY… RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED FROM PLAYING OR WADING INTO FLOOD WATERS. NOT ONLY IS IT INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE THE DEPTH OF FLOOD WATERS…BUT CHEMICALS… SNAKES… AND ANTS IN ADDITION TO OTHER HAZARDS MAY ALSO BE IN FLOOD WATERS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…PASADENA…NORTHWESTERN PEARLAND…LEAGUE CITY…SUGAR LAND…BAYTOWN…MISSOURI CITY…CONROE…GALVESTON ISLAND WEST END…GALVESTON CAUSEWAY…TEXAS CITY…NORTHEASTERN FRIENDSWOOD…LA PORTE…DEER PARK…ROSENBERG…DICKINSON…STAFFORD…SOUTH HOUSTON…BELLAIRE…BRENHAM AND HUMBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

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LAT…LON 2908 9512 2925 9493 2921 9506 2969 9523
      2926 9585 2963 9618 2925 9664 2926 9666
      2934 9656 2963 9687 2996 9657 3012 9664
      3039 9581 3063 9583 3054 9535 3091 9525
      3049 9473 3011 9460 3011 9444 2948 9436

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