Flash Flood EMERGENCY for life-threatening flooding for Jefferson, Newton, Hardin, Orange, Jasper Counties in far Southeast Texas. This includes Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Nederland, Groves, Port Neches, Lumberton, Vidor, Bridge City, Silsbee, West Orange, Kountze, Sour Lake, Nome, Deweyville, Evadale, Central Gardens, Sabine Pass, Thicket, and Saratoga. Very heavy rainfall has been falling for several hours in associated with Harvey. 8 to 14 inches of rain has fallen in the past several hours and an additional 5 to 10 inches of rain are expected. In addition – tropical storm force winds of 40 to 60 MPH will be possible this evening. Listen to local emergency officials for evacuation orders. If you are safe in your location travel is strongly discouraged. Only travel if you need to move to higher ground and/or evacuate!

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
319 PM CDT TUE AUG 29 2017

…FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR HARDIN… ORANGE and JEFFERSON
COUNTIES…

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Jefferson County in southeastern Texas…
Southwestern Newton County in southeastern Texas…
Hardin County in southeastern Texas…
Orange County in southeastern Texas…
Southeastern Jasper County in southeastern Texas…

* Until 1015 PM CDT Tuesday

* At 318 PM CDT, gauge reports indicated heavy rain falling across
the warned area. Flash flooding is already occurring. From eight
to fourteen inches of rain has fallen and rainbands continue to
train across southeast Texas this afternoon. Listen to the
Emergency Officials about evacuations of your area.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Jefferson… Orange…
and Hardin counties. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Nederland, Groves, Port Neches,
Lumberton, Vidor, Bridge City, Silsbee, West Orange, Kountze, Sour
Lake, Nome, Deweyville, Evadale, Central Gardens, Sabine Pass,
Thicket and Saratoga.

Additional rainfall amounts of three to six with isolated amounts
higher in the warned area.

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.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.