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City of Cleveland, Texas
Thursday May 9th, 2019 :: 05:05 a.m. CDT

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Flash Flood Watch until 07:00PM Saturday

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of south central Texas and southeast Texas...including the following counties...in south central Texas...Coastal Jackson and Inland Jackson. In southeast Texas...Austin...Brazoria Islands...Brazos... Burleson...Chambers...Coastal Brazoria...Coastal Galveston... Coastal Harris...Coastal Matagorda...Colorado...Fort Bend... Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula...Grimes...Houston... Inland Brazoria...Inland Galveston...Inland Harris...Inland Matagorda...Madison...Matagorda Islands...Montgomery... Northern Liberty...Polk...San Jacinto...Southern Liberty... Trinity...Walker...Waller...Washington and Wharton.

* From 1 PM CDT this afternoon through Saturday evening

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipate through the watch period. The first round of storms could occur later this afternoon through Friday morning as a front moves through the area. A second round of storms could occur late Friday into Saturday evening. Forecasted rainfall totals estimate about 5-8 inches widespread, with isolated 9-12 inches possible through the weekend. Soils remain saturated from previous rainfall over the past few days. Any additional rainfall should run off quickly and cause flooding.

* Based on the rainfall totals and rainfall rates that we are anticipating during these two main waves of heavy rainfall this weekend, we will be using the following Flash Flood messaging throughout the course of this event. Messaging may need to be scaled up if more extreme rainfall rates occur. Stay Put. Do not attempt to travel. Underpasses and low-water crossings will be life-threatening. If caught in a sinking vehicle, get OUT. Bayous will likely exceed banks and structure flooding could be possible.

* AFFECTED AREAS: SAN JACINTO ... MONTGOMERY ... GRIMES ... TRINITY ... INLAND HARRIS ... BRAZOS ... MADISON ... BRAZORIA ISLANDS ... INLAND MATAGORDA ... COASTAL MATAGORDA ... WALKER ... MATAGORDA ISLANDS ... AUSTIN ... WHARTON ... INLAND GALVESTON ... COLORADO ... GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA ... COASTAL GALVESTON ... POLK ... CHAMBERS ... WASHINGTON ... HOUSTON ... BURLESON ... COASTAL JACKSON ... SOUTHERN LIBERTY ... COASTAL HARRIS ... WALLER ... COASTAL BRAZORIA ... NORTHERN LIBERTY ... INLAND JACKSON ... INLAND BRAZORIA ... FORT BEND

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Address/Location
City of Cleveland, Texas
907 E Houston St
Cleveland, TX 77327

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 281-592-2667

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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