Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...Flash Flood Watch Remains in Effect for Much of Northern and
Central Arkansas Through Sunday Evening...

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Including the cities of Kingsland, Rison, Mount Elba, Rye,
Star City, Gould, Grady, Garrett Bridge, Dumas, Mcgehee, Rohwer,
Arkansas City, Camden, Bearden, Chidester, Stephens, Hampton,
Thornton, Tinsman, Harrell, Warren, Hermitage, Moro Bay, Banks,
Vick, Monticello, Lacey, Collins, Montongo, and Wilmar
1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
  and SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, including the following areas, in
  SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, and
  Lincoln. In SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, Calhoun and Ouachita.

* From 10 PM CDT this evening through Sunday evening

* Showers and thunderstorms will develop and overspread southern
  Arkansas through this evening. Storms will tend to form and move
  over the same areas. This, combined with a high amount of
  moisture in the atmosphere, and nearly saturated ground from
  heavy rainfall earlier this week, will create a situation in
  which flash flooding and river flooding are likely.

  Total rainfall amounts through Sunday evening are expected to
  range from two to four inches, with localized amounts of five
  inches or more possible.

* Evacuations of flood and flash flood prone areas may be
  needed, and those interests along Arkansas rivers will need to
  monitor this developing hazardous weather situation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you are in the watch area, keep informed, and be ready for
quick action if flash flooding is observed or if a warning is
issued. Persons living in low lying areas along main-stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the road
to unknown depths. Take a different route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

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.

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Including the cities of Harrison, Omaha, Lead Hill, Bull Shoals,
Flippin, Yellville, Summit, Mountain Home, Norfork, Gassville,
Mammoth Spring, Viola, Salem, Cave City, Ash Flat, Hardy, Jasper,
Western Grove, Deer, Marshall, Leslie, Gilbert, Mountain View,
Fox, Timbo, Allison, Horseshoe Bend, Melbourne, Calico Rock,
Oxford, Batesville, Oil Trough, Pleasant Plains, Clarksville,
Ozone, Coal Hill, Russellville, Hector, Pelsor, Dover,
Fairfield Bay, Clinton, Bee Branch, Damascus, Heber Springs,
Greers Ferry, Drasco, Newport, Tuckerman, Swifton, Booneville,
Paris, Mount Magazine, Morrilton, Center Ridge, Hattieville,
Conway, Greenbrier, Vilonia, Mayflower, Searcy, Beebe, El Paso,
Rose Bud, Georgetown, Augusta, McCrory, Cotton Plant, Waldron,
Y City, Parks, Cauthron, Black Fork, Dardanelle, Danville, Ola,
Gravelly, Perryville, Fourche Junction, Houston, Cove, Mena,
Big Fork, Vandervoort, Wickes, Mount Ida, Norman, Pine Ridge,
Washita, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Jessieville, Pearcy,
Royal, Benton, Bryant, Bauxite, Avilla, Haskell, Paron,
Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle, Jacksonville,
Wrightsville, Cabot, Lonoke, England, Humnoke, Des Arc,
Devalls Bluff, Hazen, Ulm, Brinkley, Clarendon, Holly Grove,
Pine city, Roe, Antoine, Delight, Glenwood, Murfreesboro,
Arkadelphia, Gurdon, Amity, Okolona, Malvern, Bismarck,
Donaldson, Bonnerdale, Rockport, Glen Rose, Sheridan,
Prattsville, Poyen, Leola, Pine Bluff, Humphrey, Redfield,
Altheimer, Stuttgart, De Witt, Gillett, Saint Charles, Fordyce,
Princeton, Manning, and Sparkman
1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of CENTRAL ARKANSAS, EASTERN ARKANSAS, NORTH CENTRAL
  ARKANSAS, SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, and WESTERN
  ARKANSAS, including the following areas, in CENTRAL ARKANSAS,
  Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Pope,
  Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, White, and Yell. In EASTERN
  ARKANSAS, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In NORTH CENTRAL
  ARKANSAS, Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence,
  Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, and Van Buren. In
  SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, Arkansas and Jefferson. In SOUTHWEST
  ARKANSAS, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, and Pike. In WESTERN
  ARKANSAS, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.

* Through Sunday evening

* Heavy rain has fallen over much of the northwest and north
  central portions of Arkansas in the last 24 hours, with one to
  three inch amounts common. Widespread showers and thunderstorms
  are expected through Sunday. The storms are expected to form and
  move over the same areas. This, combined with a high amount of
  moisture in the atmosphere, will create a situation in which
  flash flooding and river flooding will become likely.

  Heavy rainfall is likely through Sunday, with additional
  amounts of two to five inches expected over much of the northern
  half of the state. It is possible that total rainfall amounts in
  excess of six inches could occur in localized areas, and this
  would primarily be in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains.

  Though not much rain has fallen over central and southern
  Arkansas, storms tonight are expected to be efficient rainfall
  producers, and heavy rainfall is expected in those locations as well.

* Evacuations of flood and flash flood prone areas may be
  needed, and those interests along Arkansas rivers will need to
  monitor this developing hazardous weather situation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you are in the watch area, keep informed, and be ready for
quick action if flash flooding is observed or if a warning is
issued. Persons living in low lying areas along main-stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the road
to unknown depths. Take a different route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

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.

&&

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