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Flash Flood Watch issued August 31 at 3:02PM CDT until September 01 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 3:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
Expires: 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

...Widespread heavy rainfall expected across the Mid-South
through Friday...
.Tropical Cyclone Harvey will continue to move across the
Mid-South through Friday, resulting in widespread heavy rainfall.
Rainfall amounts will range from 4 to 8 inches, with locally
higher isolated amounts. The heaviest rainfall is expected to
affect the Mid-South through tonight, but periods of localized
heavy rainfall will be possible early Friday.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of East Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, including
the following areas, in East Arkansas, Clay, Craighead,
Greene, Lawrence, and Randolph. In Southeast Missouri,
Dunklin.
* Through Friday morning
* Heavy rainfall is expected to develop across the Mid-South as
the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey move northeast across the
area. Rainfall amounts between 3 to 6 inches can be expected
with isolated higher amounts.
* Sharp rises in creeks and small streams may occur. Low-lying
areas may quickly become flooded. Low-lying areas in both
urban and rural settings will be most prone to flooding.
Travelers should be aware of these threat areas and avoid them
if at all possible. In addition persons should avoid outside
activity near culverts, ditches,and ravines as these have
proven deadly during flash flood events. Do not drive through
any flooded roads. This is a potentially life threatening
flood event.

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