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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
427 AM CDT Wed May 23 2018

...Public Information Statement...

...Continuing the Texas Flood Awareness Week...

...Today`s Topic is Knowing the difference between a Flood Watch
and a Flood Warning...

Do you know the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning?
At times, east Texas can become inundated with storms that are slow
moving or develop in the same area for several hours, thus causing
high amounts of rainfall to affect an area within a relatively
short period of time. As a result, the National Weather Service
will issue products that are relevant to the ongoing risk. Some
of these products are a Flood Watch or a Flood Warning. A Flood
Watch is issued when flooding is possible but is not occurring
yet, whereas a Flood Warning is issued when flooding is happening
or will be happening in a very short period of time. You should
stay vigilant when you hear either term and to make sure your
family evacuation is already in place, in the case of an extreme
flooding event.


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