New Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued for the following counties in northeast Texas:  Harrison, Camp, Upshur, Wood, Titus, Morris, western Cass, Northern Smith, western Bowie, southern Red River and Franklin counties.  This Warning is in effect for the current line of storms which extends from Cooper down to Canton and is moving east at approximately 50mph.  The warning text below says 85 mph, but we think that may have been a typo.  Damaging winds in excess of 60mph, flooding rain and even the possibility of a brief tornadic spinup exists with this line.  The heavy rainfall lately and over-saturated soils has also made it easier for winds to topple trees.  As this is moving quickly, don’t delay seeking shelter if you’re in the warned areas.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
446 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN MCCURTAIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA...
  NORTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  CAMP COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  UPSHUR COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  WOOD COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  TITUS COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  MORRIS COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  WESTERN CASS COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  NORTHERN SMITH COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  WESTERN BOWIE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  SOUTHERN RED RIVER COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 446 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF COOPER TO 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
  COMO TO NEAR CANTON...MOVING EAST AT 85 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
           TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MOUNT PLEASANT...GLADEWATER...GILMER...MINEOLA...PITTSBURG...
  WINNSBORO...BOXELDER...LEESBURG...HAGANSPORT...LINDALE...MOUNT
  VERNON...DAINGERFIELD...QUITMAN...HUGHES SPRINGS...DE KALB...LONE
  STAR...NAPLES...BIG SANDY...HAWKINS AND BOGATA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT
IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...IF ONE IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A
PLACE OF SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR
SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.