Zapata Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:39 AM CDT on May 23, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Sunday

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of deep south Texas...
including the following areas... Brooks... coastal Cameron...
coastal Willacy... Hidalgo... inland Cameron... inland Willacy...
Jim Hogg... Kenedy... Starr and Zapata.

* From late tonight through Sunday morning

* showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late tonight
into Sunday morning and move across areas that have received
excessive rainfall over the past couple of weeks. Rainfall
amounts of 1 to 3 inches can be expected with isolated amounts
up to 4 inches. This will result in rapid runoff and inundation
of already flooded regions.

* Due to the very moist conditions of the grounds and soils in
the area... rapid flash flooding will be possible where heavy
rains develop.

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.

Residents... particularly those in flood prone areas... as well as
those living near small streams and creeks... should be prepared to
move to higher ground.

If possible... clear drainage systems of any debris which may
become clogged in flooding rains.


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