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Heavy rainfall could bring significant flooding to Southwest


A low-pressure system will stall over the Southwest early next week, bringing the risk of flooding.

Key Highlights

Threats: Heavy rainfall, flooding

States affected: NM, TX, LA

When: Monday, October 17 - Tuesday, October 18

A surge of moisture will move into portions of the southern Rockies and the southern Great Plains, bringing the high potential for flooding across much of central and southern Texas early next week. As far as western Louisiana, some parts of New Mexico could also see some flooding. The rain will also bring relief from drought conditions in these areas.

Businesses in these areas should keep an eye on this system and should: 

  • Identify hazards most likely to impact your location & cause business disruptions. 
  • Take steps to minimize inventory loss due to flooding. If your warehouse is in a low-lying area, you should take precautions.
  • Prepare for possible disruption to ground logistics due to road closures, flooded roads, and power outages.

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Flooding can happen in an instant, in any part of the country, and at any time of year. It can also be devastating, resulting in business disruptions, significant property damage, and loss of life. You can minimize the impacts on your business or even prevent them if you are prepared. 

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