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Tyler County Emergency Management announce flood watch to include Jasper and Newton Counties

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

* WHERE...Tyler County as well as portions of Southeast Texas, including the following areas: Hardin, Northern Jasper, Northern Newton, Southern Jasper, and Southern Newton.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,

creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...

- Rainfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches are expected across the

area with locally higher amounts. This watch will likely be

expanded in time and area as the event progresses.


What is the difference in a watch and a warning?


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