NWS issues severe weather warnings, watches for Deep East Texas counties

NWS issues severe weather warnings, watches for Deep East Texas counties

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Several Deep East Texas counties are under severe thunderstorm warnings flash flood warnings, and tornado warnings as storms move through the area Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm a warning for Polk County. It is scheduled to expire at 7:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for Jasper  Sabine, and Tyler counties. It is scheduled to expire at 7:15 p.m. The NWS has also issued a flash-flood warning for Angelina, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties that is scheduled to expire at 9:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties. It is scheduled to expire at 7:15 p.m.

Earlier Wednesday, the NWS issued a flash-flood warning for Angelina, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Rusk, San Augustine, and Shelby counties. The warning is scheduled to expire at 7:45 p.m.

A dispatcher for the City of Nacogdoches said there is flooding near the intersections of Raguet and Blount streets and Pearl and Powers streets.

As of 6 p.m., more than 6,600 Oncor customers in Lufkin have lost power.

The Lufkin Police Department has called in additional manpower in dispatch, and the department is holding its day-shift officer over to help respond to the increased 911 call load because of the severe weather, according to Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the Lufkin Police Department.

Pebsworth said LPD has units on scene or have been contacted about the following issues:

  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">A tree across the road in the 100 block of Torrey Pines.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Railroad arm down at Raguet and Fegin streets.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Traffic light out at Tulane and Timberland drives.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Traffic light out at Denman Avenue.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Creek within one foot of flooding at Denman Avenue.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">High water reported at Groesbeck and First streets.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Power lines/trees down in the 1700 block of Lee Avenue.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Power lines/trees down in the 400 block of Englewood Drive.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">power lines/trees down in the 1600 block of Lilac Street.

"We urge citizens to stay in for the night if at all possible as we continue to respond to weather-related calls," Pebsworth said.

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