Heavy storms are rolling into East Texas Tuesday afternoon, below you can find a list of current warnings and watches.
- No current warnings
- Tornado Watch until 6p for Smith, Cherokee, Marion, Camp, Cass, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Rusk, Harrison, Gregg, Titus, Upshur, Franklin, Sabine, Angelina, Shelby, Wood, Panola, Morris counties.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings:
- No current Warnings
- Flood Warning from 3/10/2016 12:00 AM to 3/11/2016 6:00 PM CST for Rusk County, Nacogdoches County.
- Flood Warning from 3/11/2016 3:41 PM CST until further notice for Anderson County, Houston County.
- Flood Warning from 3/10/2016 1:57 AM CST until further notice for Henderson County.
- Flood Warning from 3/9/2016 7:42 PM to 3/12/2016 8:40 PM CST for Cherokee County.
- Flood Warning from 3/11/2016 3:36 AM to 3/13/2016 6:00 AM CST for San Augustine County, Rusk County, Shelby County, Nacogdoches County.
- Flash Flood Warning from 3/8/2016 3:25 PM to 6:30 PM CST for Morris County, Cass County.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging East Texans to remain vigilant and closely monitor weather conditions as severe storms are expected to impact the state this week and into the weekend.
Current forecasts indicate severe thunderstorms, large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and tornadoes across the region throughout the week.
Rising and moving water can threaten not only drivers on the roadways, but people on foot as well as those spending the holiday weekend outdoors near recreational waterways impacted by significant rainfall. Texans are encouraged to follow these safety tips as severe weather continues:
- When severe storms threaten, the safest place to be is indoors.
- Avoid areas already flooded and avoid any fast-flowing water.
- Be extremely cautious of any water on roads or in creeks, streams, storm drains or other areas – never attempt to cross flowing streams or drive across flooded roadways and always observe road barricades placed for your protection.
- Remember that dangerous waters can seem deceptively calm, and if you encounter flooding, move to higher ground.
- Keep in mind that flood dangers are even harder to recognize at night.
- Stay informed by monitoring weather radios and news broadcasts for updated information on current and anticipated severe weather in your area.
For additional safety tips related to tornadoes, thunderstorms and flooding, see: http://dps.texas.gov/dem/ThreatAwareness/weather_aware_severe.htm