Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
747 AM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN ZAPATA COUNTY IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS...
  WEST CENTRAL JIM HOGG COUNTY IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS...

* UNTIL 915 AM CDT

* AT 744 AM CDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED HEAVY RAIN
  ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
  ALREADY FALLEN ALONG SR 16 BETWEEN ZAPATA AND ESCOBAS AND NEAR
  RANDADO AS ESTIMATED BY RADAR. FLASH FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING
  AND THERE WERE WATER RESCUES REPORTED IN ZAPATA EARLIER THIS
  MORNING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  ZAPATA...BUSTAMANTE...MEDINA...ZAPATA MIDDLE SCHOOL...LAS PALMAS...
  ESCOBAS...ZAPATA HIGH SCHOOL...FALCON LAKE ESTATES...ZAPATA COUNTY
  PUBLIC LIBRARY AND FALCON SHORES.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA FROM THUNDERSTORMS REDEVELOPING OVER HARD HIT AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DRIVERS ARE URGED TO AVOID SR 16 BETWEEN ZAPATA AND ESCOBAS UNTIL
THE WATERS FULLY RECEDE. THOSE IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS INCLUDING NEAR
MEDINA ADDITION SHOULD MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW THAT DAYBREAK IS
HERE. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

REMAIN ALERT FOR FLOODING EVEN IN LOCATIONS NOT RECEIVING RAIN.
ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVERS CAN BECOME RAGING KILLER CURRENTS IN A
MATTER OF MINUTES...EVEN FROM DISTANT RAINFALL.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU
CAN DO SO SAFELY.

&&

LAT...LON 2722 9894 2704 9873 2674 9923 2676 9924
      2679 9924 2682 9926 2685 9927 2686 9929
      2687 9932 2688 9933 2689 9933 2690 9932
      2692 9933 2693 9938

$$

52/BSG



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