River Flood Warning Issued for South Sulphur River

The National Weather Service has issued  a flood warning for the South Sulphur River near Cooper until late Monday night or until the warning is cancelled. At 10:15 AM Monday the river stage was 15.72 feet. Flood Stage is 16 feet. The river is expected to rise above flood stage by late Monday morning and continue to rise to a crest near 16 feet by Monday afternoon. A few rural roads will begin to flood if the river flooding does occur.

The Delta and Hopkins County area are under a Flood Watch in effect through  7 a.m. Tuesday morning for Hopkins, Delta, Rains, Hunt and a number of counties in Northeast and North Texas. Multiple rounds of showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected through Tuesday. Rainfall amounts in the Flood Watch area will average between 3 and 5 inches with isolated 7 inch amounts possible. A flood watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain which may lead to flooding of low lying areas and locations along creeks, streams, and rivers.  

Photo of previous flooding.

Author: Jimmy Rogers

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