Harvey Headed for Red River

RRPJ-Harvey Headed our Way-17Aug30


The National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Harvey may dump 4 to 10 inches of rain on Red River Parish. See the scale on the right margin of the map. The storm is expected to move out of our area by late Friday.

There is a Flash Flood Watch for the northwest portion of the state, including Red River Parish. The weather service says:

Heavy rainfall, associated with Tropical Storm Harvey will continue to occur within the strong outer rain bands extending well north from the center of Harvey. These heavy rain bands may train over the same areas, increasing the likelihood of flash flooding across deep east Texas and north Louisiana. Rainfall amounts of 3-6 inches will be common across north Louisiana with heavier amounts of 8-10 inches over deep east Texas and adjacent areas of west central Louisiana.

Flooding of roads, low lying and poor drainage areas will be possible. If encountering flooded roadways, remember to turn around, don`t drown.


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