Flash Flood Warning for western Cooke County in North Texas until 3 AM (at least). Extremely heavy rains have resulted in 9 to 12 inches of rain in Montague County. That rain is causing rapid rises on creeks, streams, and rivers in Cooke County which is downstream from Montague county. If you live near a creek, stream, or river be prepared for rapid rises overnight!
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
912 PM CDT WED JUN 17 2015
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN COOKE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
* UNTIL 300 AM CDT
* AT 901 PM CDT…EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED THAT CREEKS AND STREAMS
FLOWING OUT OF MONTAGUE COUNTY WERE RISING RAPIDLY ACROSS WESTERN
AND SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF COOKE COUNTY. THESE CREEKS THAT WERE
OVERFLOWING THEIR BANKS WERE COVERING ROADS AND ENDANGERING A FEW
STRUCTURES. ADDITIONAL RUNOFF IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR AS MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAIN CONTINUES TO FALL IN CREEKS AND STREAMS UPSTREAM FROM
THE WARNED AREA.
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
GAINESVILLE…MUENSTER…LINDSAY AND VALLEY VIEW.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.
DO NOT ENTER OR CROSS FLOWING WATER OR WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.
TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.