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Cherokee Bayou
May 2 to 3, 1959
Heavy rain May 2-3 covered all of Cherokee Bayou Basin, a tributary to the Sabine River. The rainfall lasted 4-6 hours with official totals of as much as 11 in. Bucket surveys indicated rainfall amounts of as much as 13.8 in. The heaviest rainfall was on the part of the watershed upstream of the dam that forms Lake Cherokee.
Deaths and Damage:   Severe flooding caused three deaths, and damage was estimated at slightly more than $1 million.
Max. Precipitation:   13.80 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Gregg Co., Cherokee Bayou
Rusk Co.
References:   Hendricks, 1964b, p. 41-42

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