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Flooding For South Sulphur River Continues; More Rain Possible

The Flood warning continues until further notice for the South Sulphur River near Cooper. At 11:15 a.m. Monday the stage was 18.80 Feet. Flood Stage is 16.0 Feet. Minor Flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast. The River will continue rising to a crest near 20 feet by Tuesday morning then begin falling but remain above flood stage for the next several days. At 20 Feet, moderate out of bank flooding will occur along the river reach. A few rural roads will be flooded. Moderate flooding will occur on farm and ranch land adjacent to the river.

For Monday night, May 25th, the weather forecast calls for widespread severe thunderstorms across portions of North – Central and Northeast Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Destructive outflow winds, a few tornadoes, and hail are likely with these storms. More isolated severe weather is expected over parts of the Central Plains into the Middle Missouri Valley. A watch means that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms over the next several hours. If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued for your area, move to a place of safety, ideally in an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.

Author: Staff Reporter

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