Flash Flood Watch
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1115 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT...

.A VERY STRONG SQUALL LINE WAS PRODUCING TORRENTIAL RAINS WITH
HIGH RAIN RATES AS IT WAS MOVING OUT OF EAST TEXAS...ACROSS THE
WESTERN GULF STATES. FLOOD POTENTIAL IS HIGH GIVEN THE SATURATED
SOILS AND RAIN RATES EXCEEDING 2 INCHES PER HOUR WITH THIS SQUALL
LINE.

LAZ034>037-039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-261215-
/O.NEW.KLIX.FF.A.0005.150526T0415Z-150526T1300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-WASHINGTON-
ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-
LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-
UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-ORLEANS-
UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA-
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-PEARL RIVER-
HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW ROADS...LIVONIA...
ST. FRANCISVILLE...JACKSON...CLINTON...GREENSBURG...MONTPELIER...
BOGALUSA...FRANKLINTON...SLIDELL...MANDEVILLE...COVINGTON...
LACOMBE...PLAQUEMINE...WHITE CASTLE...PORT ALLEN...ADDIS...
BRUSLY...BATON ROUGE...GONZALES...DONALDSONVILLE...
DENHAM SPRINGS...WALKER...PIERRE PART...LABADIEVILLE...
PAINCOURTVILLE...LUTCHER...GRAMERCY...LAPLACE...RESERVE...
THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...DESTREHAN...NORCO...METAIRIE...
KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...VIOLET...
HOUMA...BAYOU CANE...CHAUVIN...DULAC...MONTEGUT...GALLIANO...
CUT OFF...GOLDEN MEADOW...PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...YSCLOSKEY...
AMITE...KENTWOOD...HAMMOND...PONCHATOULA...CENTREVILLE...
WOODVILLE...GLOSTER...LIBERTY...CROSBY...MCCOMB...TYLERTOWN...
PICAYUNE...BAY ST. LOUIS...WAVELAND...DIAMONDHEAD...GULFPORT...
BILOXI...PASCAGOULA...OCEAN SPRINGS...MOSS POINT...GAUTIER...
ST. MARTIN
1115 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND
  SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...ASCENSION...ASSUMPTION...EAST BATON
  ROUGE...EAST FELICIANA...IBERVILLE...LIVINGSTON...LOWER
  JEFFERSON...LOWER LAFOURCHE...LOWER PLAQUEMINES...LOWER ST.
  BERNARD...LOWER TERREBONNE...NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA...ORLEANS...
  POINTE COUPEE...SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA...ST. CHARLES...ST.
  HELENA...ST. JAMES...ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST...ST. TAMMANY...
  UPPER JEFFERSON...UPPER LAFOURCHE...UPPER PLAQUEMINES...UPPER
  ST. BERNARD...UPPER TERREBONNE...WASHINGTON...WEST BATON ROUGE
  AND WEST FELICIANA. IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...AMITE...
  HANCOCK...HARRISON...JACKSON...PEARL RIVER...PIKE...WALTHALL
  AND WILKINSON.

* UNTIL 8 AM CDT TUESDAY

* HIGH RAINFALL RATES AROUND 5 INCHES PER HOUR FOR 30 TO 60
  MINUTES.

* RAPID PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL
  STREAMS...RAPID RISES ON LARGER RIVER SYSTEMS. METROPOLITAN
  DRAINAGE SYSTEMS MAY HAVE THEIR PUMPING CAPACITIES EXCEEDED FOR
  SOME DURATION OF THIS EVENT.

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.

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