Hurricane Remnants Could Affect Lake Wappapello This Weekend

(Wappapello) It could be a wet weekend at Lake Wappapello in southern Wayne County with remnants of Hurricane Laura making it’s way up from the Gulf of Mexico after doing extensive damage to parts of Louisiana and Texas.

Aleigha Alexander with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake says be safe out there this weekend.

Alexander says they still have a special program lined up at the lake for this weekend.

A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for the southern end of Lake Wappapello which borders Butler County.

That county will be under the watch from 7 Friday morning until 1 o’clock Saturday morning.

In this flood watch zone, rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Laura will be torrential at times Friday into Friday night.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible in the flood watch area.