Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1142 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.A SLOW MOVING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING TOWARD THE AREA TODAY
...COUPLED WITH ALREADY SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS...WILL MAINTAIN
A FLOOD THREAT AS PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL MOVE ACROSS THE
REGION TODAY. THE THREAT FOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH
SUNDAY.

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POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-WASHINGTON-
ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-
LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-
UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-ORLEANS-
UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA-
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-PEARL RIVER-HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW ROADS...LIVONIA...
ST. FRANCISVILLE...JACKSON...CLINTON...GREENSBURG...MONTPELIER...
BOGALUSA...FRANKLINTON...SLIDELL...MANDEVILLE...COVINGTON...
LACOMBE...PLAQUEMINE...WHITE CASTLE...PORT ALLEN...ADDIS...
BRUSLY...BATON ROUGE...GONZALES...DONALDSONVILLE...
DENHAM SPRINGS...WALKER...PIERRE PART...LABADIEVILLE...
PAINCOURTVILLE...LUTCHER...GRAMERCY...LAPLACE...RESERVE...
THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...DESTREHAN...NORCO...METAIRIE...
KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...VIOLET...
HOUMA...BAYOU CANE...CHAUVIN...DULAC...MONTEGUT...GALLIANO...
CUT OFF...GOLDEN MEADOW...PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...YSCLOSKEY...
AMITE...KENTWOOD...HAMMOND...PONCHATOULA...PICAYUNE...
BAY ST. LOUIS...WAVELAND...DIAMONDHEAD...GULFPORT...BILOXI...
PASCAGOULA...OCEAN SPRINGS...MOSS POINT...GAUTIER...ST. MARTIN
1142 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
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...EAST FELICIANA...
  IBERVILLE...LIVINGSTON...LOWER JEFFERSON...LOWER LAFOURCHE...
  LOWER PLAQUEMINES...LOWER ST. BERNARD...LOWER TERREBONNE...
  NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA...ORLEANS...POINTE COUPEE...SOUTHERN
  TANGIPAHOA...ST. CHARLES...ST. HELENA...ST. JAMES...ST. JOHN
  THE BAPTIST...ST. TAMMANY...UPPER JEFFERSON...UPPER
  LAFOURCHE...UPPER PLAQUEMINES...UPPER ST. BERNARD...UPPER
  TERREBONNE...WASHINGTON...WEST BATON ROUGE AND WEST FELICIANA.
  IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...HANCOCK...HARRISON... JACKSON AND
  PEARL RIVER.

* UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* ONE MORE ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY MOVE ACROSS
  SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EARLY EVENING. THESE THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
  RAINFALL TOTALS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES...ON TOP OF ALREADY
  SATURATED SOILS. SOME LOCALIZED FLOODING COULD DEVELOP WHERE
  THESE HEAVIER RAINS FALL.

* 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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