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Flash flood watch and wind advisory in effect for Ark-La-Tex

HURRICANE GUSTAV LOCAL STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA 1023 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2008 .AT 1000 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 92.7 WEST...OR ABOUT 20 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA. GUSTAV IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT AROUND 13 MPH...AND THIS PATH IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. THIS PATH SHOULD BRING THE CENTER OF GUSTAV ACROSS WESTERN LOUISIANA TONIGHT...AND INTO NORTHEASTERN TEXAS ON TUESDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. CONTINUED WEAKENING IS FORECAST...AND GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON TUESDAY. THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 978 MB...OR 28.88 INCHES. GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA...SOUTHERN ARKANSAS...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...AND NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY. A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE EAST OF THE RED RIVER TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY. ...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT TUESDAY... ...NEW INFORMATION... A TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 PM TUESDAY EVENING. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING. ...AREAS AFFECTED... THE TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING AND FLASH FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES AND PARISHES. IN NORTHEAST TEXAS... HARRISON...CHEROKEE...RUSK...SAN AUGUSTINE...SHELBY... SABINE...ANGELINA...NACOGDOCHES...AND PANOLA. IN NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA... CADDO...BOSSIER...DE SOTO...SABINE...RED RIVER...WEBSTER... NATCHITOCHES...BIENVILLE...LINCOLN...JACKSON... WINN...GRANT...OUACHITA...CALDWELL...AND LA SALLE. THE TORNADO WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PARISHES. IN NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA... CLAIBORNE...UNION...BIENVILLE...LINCOLN...OUACHITA... RED RIVER...JACKSON...CALDWELL...GRANT...LA SALLE...AND WINN. ...WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING... FLASH FLOOD WATCH... AND A TORNADO WATCH ...STORM INFORMATION... AT 1000 PM...THE EYE OF TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV WAS LOCATED ABOUT 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FORT POLK LOUISIANA...AND IS MOVING NORTHWEST AT NEARLY 13 MPH. ...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN FOR EXCESSIVE HEAVY RAINFALL AMOUNTS WHICH WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD FLOODING. BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING OCCURS IN YOUR AREA. ...WINDS... WINDS OF 40 TO 55 MPH WILL MOVE INTO GRANT...AND NATCHITOCHES PARISHES BETWEEN 10 PM...AND 1 AM TUESDAY. THESE WINDS CONTINUE THROUGH MOST OF TUESDAY. TROPICAL STORM WIND GUSTS OF 35...TO 50 MPH...WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE LOWER TOLEDO BEND...AND SAM RAYBURN COUNTRY OF DEEP EAST TEXAS...AND WESTERN LOUISIANA. ...INLAND FLOODING... GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA...SOUTHERN AND WESTERN ARKANSAS...AND NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY. ...TORNADOES... THERE WILL BE A RISK OF TORNADOES AS THE OUTER RAIN BANDS FROM GUSTAV MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. THE RISK WILL INCREASE OVER NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA AS WELL AS SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS THROUGH TUESDAY.

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