Cameron County, Texas
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Flash Flood Watch
TXZ253-255-161700-
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HIDALGO-INLAND CAMERON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCALLEN...EDINBURG...PHARR...MISSION...
WESLACO...BROWNSVILLE...HARLINGEN
358 AM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF DEEP SOUTH TEXAS...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...HIDALGO AND INLAND CAMERON.

* THROUGH 7 PM THIS EVENING.

* RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL IN COMBINATION WITH EXPECTED RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH AND LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS TODAY
WILL LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING CONCERNS. SEVERAL STREETS AND
INTERSECTIONS ACROSS THE WATCH AREA HAVE BEEN CLOSED DUE TO
STANDING WATER.

* FLASH FLOODING COULD LEAD TO WATER COVERING ROADWAYS AND
INTERSECTIONS AND MAKING TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS. LOW LYING
AREAS WILL BY INUNDATED BY FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT
24 TO 36 HOURS. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

&&

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Flood Advisory
TXC061-215-162030-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
HIDALGO-CAMERON-
911 AM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS EXTENDED THE

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
WESTERN CAMERON COUNTY IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS.
SOUTHEASTERN HIDALGO COUNTY IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS.

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT TUESDAY

* AT 815 AM CDT...RIVER GAUGE DATA REPORTED THAT THE ARROYO
COLORADO HAD REACHED 16.7 FEET AT HARLINGEN NEAR ARROYO PARK.
THE ARROYO WILL CONTINUE TO RISE SLOWLY THIS MORNING...CRESTING
BETWEEN 17 AND 18 FEET AT THE GAUGE SITE LATER TODAY BEFORE
BEGINNING TO DECREASE SLOWLY AFTERWARD. THE ARROYO IS FLOWING OVER
LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN PORTIONS OF CAMERON COUNTY...WHICH WILL
CONTINUE AS RAIN RUNOFF DRAINS INTO THE ARROYO SOUTH OF
MERCEDES...FLOWING THROUGH LA FERIA AND THEN INTO HARLINGEN.

HOWEVER...IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS CLOSE TO THE ARROYO
COLORADO TODAY...ADDITIONAL RISES IN THE WATER LEVELS COULD OCCUR IN
THE ARROYO TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY RESULTING IN A HIGHER CREST LEVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOU TO CROSS SAFELY.

RAPID RISING STREAMS OR ARROYOS MAY EXCEED THEIR BANKS. THIS WILL
CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF NEARBY LOW LYING AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER
GROUND.

DON'T BECOME A STATISTIC. TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN!

&&

LAT...LON 2610 9795 2611 9769 2613 9766 2619 9760
2623 9759 2631 9751 2631 9752 2630 9753
2630 9754 2613 9771 2613 9795

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