A Flash Flood Emergency has been declared for southern Jasper County in Southeast Texas. This includes Kirbyville, Buna, Evadale, and Highway 96 in those areas. Do not travel unless you need to evacuate. Significant flooding is occuring and this is a particularly dangerous situation! Take action to protect your life if flood waters threaten you!

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…THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN JASPER COUNTY FROM
KIRBYVILLE TO BUNA AND EVADALE…

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1015 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN ORANGE…NORTHEASTERN HARDIN…SOUTHEASTERN JASPER AND
SOUTHWESTERN NEWTON COUNTIES…

AT 847 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE AREA. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES HAVE
FALLEN ACROSS THE AREA…LEADING TO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE AREA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE.

THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR KIRBYVILLE…BUNA AND EVADALE
AND SURROUNDING AREAS. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
BEAUMONT…VIDOR…KIRBYVILLE…EVADALE…CALL…DEWEYVILLE…BUNA…
MAURICEVILLE…ROSE CITY…PINE FOREST…LAKEVIEW…MT. UNION…
GIST…DEVILS POCKET…HARTBURG…TROUT CREEK…WEISS BLUFF…WRIGHTS
SETTLEMENT AND BLEAKWOOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE
THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.