Heavy Rains Bring Flood Watches, School Delays, and Accidents
Heavy rain and the threat of more has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch for all of East Texas through Tuesday morning (7 a.m.).
4 to 6 inches of rain are expected in the warned area with the possibility of higher amounts in isolated areas. Areas to the west of Houston and down the Interstate 10 corridor have received over a foot of rain in some instances.
We will update this site to bring the latest weather, school, rainfall totals and travel information.
LATEST UPDATES -
- Flash Flood Warning until 8:15 p.m. for Southern Jasper County.
- US 59 is under water in the construction zone between Cleveland and Shepherd. Avoid area at all costs because side roads are also flooded in that area and can not be re-routed.
- (8:50 a.m.) US 59/SH 146 in Livingston and in Cleveland at SH 105 is closed. Traffic diverted to east/west detours.
- (7:40 a.m.) San Jacinto County is reporting several roadways under water including US 59 @ FM 2914
- Livingston ISD - classes cancelled for Monday
- Onalaska ISD - classes cancelled for Monday
- Big Sandy ISD - classes cancelled for Monday
- Kennard ISD - classes cancelled for Monday due to power issues
RAINFALL TOTALS (as of 2:45 p.m.)
- Hudson - 2.36
- Northwest Nacogdoches 1.76
- Lufkin (Brookhollow) - 2.09
- Lufkin airport - 1.87
- Allentown - 1.95
- South of Alto - 4.49
- Onalaska - 4.84
- Huntington - 1.55
- Broaddus - 2.81
- San Augustine - 0.96
- Jasper - 6.10
- Cleveland - 9.89
- Woodville - 2.20
- Houston IAH (airport) - 11.86