Flash Flood Watch
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Flood Watch
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1037 PM CDT Fri May 25 2018

...Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday Evening...

.A very moist tropical air mass is in place over the central Gulf
States. Conditions will be favorable for potentially heavy
rainfall that may lead to flooding through Saturday evening.

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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-Southern Tangipahoa-Hancock-
Harrison-Jackson-
Including the cities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Lacombe,
Bayou Sorrel, Plaquemine, White Castle, Port Allen, Addis,
Brusly, Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Prairieville,
Denham Springs, Watson, Walker, Pierre Part, Labadieville,
Paincourtville, Convent, Lutcher, Gramercy, Laplace, Reserve,
Thibodaux, Raceland, Larose, Destrehan, Norco, Metairie, Kenner,
East New Orleans, New Orleans, Belle Chasse, Chalmette, Violet,
Houma, Bayou Cane, Chauvin, Cocodrie, Dulac, Montegut, Galliano,
Cut Off, Golden Meadow, Leeville, Buras, Pointe A La Hache,
Port Sulphur, Boothville, Venice, Empire, Myrtle Grove,
Yscloskey, Hammond, Robert, Ponchatoula, Bay St. Louis, Waveland,
Diamondhead, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Moss Point,
Gautier, and St. Martin
1037 PM CDT Fri May 25 2018

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Louisiana and Mississippi, including the
  following areas, in southeast Louisiana, Ascension,
  Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Lower
  Jefferson, Lower Lafourche, Lower Plaquemines, Lower St.
  Bernard, Lower Terrebonne, Orleans, Southern Tangipahoa, St.
  Charles, St. James, St. John The Baptist, St. Tammany, Upper
  Jefferson, Upper Lafourche, Upper Plaquemines, Upper St.
  Bernard, Upper Terrebonne, and West Baton Rouge. In
  Mississippi, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson.

* through Saturday evening

* Widespread 2 to 4 inches of rainfall likely in swaths along
  lake and sea breeze boundaries. Some locally higher amounts to
  6 inches possible. Rain rates 2 to 3 inches per hour at times.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF FLOODING include flooding of streets and
  low lying areas. Increased water levels on area rivers and
  streams. High rain rates may briefly overwhelm pumping
  capacities until rates diminish.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Additional Flash Flood Watches may be extended in area and time
at a later time throughout the weekend as the situation unfolds.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&

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