Lower Lafourche

 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 3:48 PM CDT on April 17, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi...
including the following areas... in southeast Louisiana...
Ascension... Assumption... East Baton Rouge... Iberville...
Livingston... lower Jefferson... lower Lafourche... lower
Plaquemines... lower St. Bernard... lower Terrebonne...
Orleans... southern Tangipahoa... St. Charles... St. James... St.
John The Baptist... St. Tammany... upper Jefferson... upper
Lafourche... upper Plaquemines... upper St. Bernard... upper
Terrebonne and West Baton Rouge. In southern Mississippi...
Hancock... Harrison... Jackson and Pearl River.

* Through Saturday evening

* isolated thunderstorms are possible across the area this
afternoon with locally heavy rainfall possible. A larger area of
showers and thunderstorms is expected to move across southern
Mississippi and southeast Louisiana late tonight and during the
day on Saturday. This complex of thunderstorms is expected to be
the main threat of heavy rain over the next 24 to 36 hours. Many
areas are completely saturated. One to three inches of rain
could fall in heavier storms... with locally higher amounts.

* Areas that see heavy rainfall within a short time could
receive flood water to depths that would impact property and
people in those areas. Area creeks... streams and rivers are
also likely to experience rises... and some may rise to
bankfull or flood levels over the next several days.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rainfall that may 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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