Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State TEXAS
County/Area SAN AUGUSTINE
WFO SHV
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-03-30 08:15:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4WSW CALGARY
Begin Lat/Lon 31.61/-94.2
End Date 2008-03-31 02:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3E CALGARY
End Lat/Lon 31.62/-94.07
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 3.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Widespread flooding was reported along and south of a northward moving warm front across the lower Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn country of Deep East Texas into the piney woods of northeast Texas. These storms trained across the same area for most of the pre-dawn hours of the 30th as well as during the day. Large hail and damaging thunderstorm wind gusts were reported across portions of the region as well with isolated tornadoes reported across portions of Deep East Texas and west central Louisiana during the afternoon hours of March 30th.
Event Narrative Widespread flooding reported across the northern portion of the county. Flooding was severe on County Road 21 in town and at the circle and along County Road 103. Homes were also flooded around the city. Three foot of water was also reported over Highway 3079. Evacuations had to be made by boat from homes in the northern part of the county. Several roads were washed out and or closed. Over 30 homes in the county were completely flooded along with several businesses. Water was as high as five feet in some homes. One fatality was reported when two people were driving east on State Highway 21 and ran into a ditch and became caught in swift-moving water. One man was rescued in time but the other occupant was swept away in the vehicle. Flooding was so bad near San Augustine that one business was completely knocked from its foundation and carried across a street by the current, drifting into a grocery store's gas pumps.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 43 Male Vehicle/Towed Trailer


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 7.000M 0.00K
RIDERVILLE PANOLA CO. TX 03/30/2008 07:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALGARY SAN AUGUSTINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 08:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 3.000M 0.00K
BECKVILLE PANOLA CO. TX 03/30/2008 08:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONGVIEW HGTS HARRISON CO. TX 03/30/2008 08:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWAMP CITY GREGG CO. TX 03/30/2008 08:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
SAN AUGUSTINE SAN AUGUSTINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 09:50 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEMPHILL SABINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 10:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
CENTER SHELBY CO. TX 03/30/2008 10:40 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILAM SABINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 10:45 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN AUGUSTINE SAN AUGUSTINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 12:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN AUGUSTINE SAN AUGUSTINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 14:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILAM SABINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 14:40 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEMPHILL SABINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 16:14 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILAM SABINE CO. TX 03/30/2008 16:56 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 7.000M 0.00K