Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
305 PM CDT THU MAY 21 2015

LAC019-023-053-TXC245-361-212200-
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CALCASIEU LA-CAMERON LA-JEFFERSON DAVIS LA-ORANGE TX-JEFFERSON TX-
305 PM CDT THU MAY 21 2015

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CDT FOR
CALCASIEU...NORTHWESTERN CAMERON AND SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON DAVIS
PARISHES...ORANGE AND NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES...

AT 259 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SOME THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS ORANGE COUNTY INTO WESTERN CALCASIEU PARISH.
ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL MAY FALL IN THESE AREAS. UP TO TWO
INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN ACCORDING TO RADAR ESTIMATES AND
GAUGE REPORTS. RUNOFF FROM THE HEAVY RAINFALL MAY STILL PRODUCE
FLASH FLOODING SHORTLY AS FAST MOVING WATER HAS BEEN REPORTED IN
PORTIONS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY AROUND THE BEAUMONT AREA...AND IN
RURAL PORTIONS OF EASTERN CALCASIEU PARISH.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
BEAUMONT...LAKE CHARLES...PORT ARTHUR...SULPHUR...ORANGE...
NEDERLAND...GROVES...PORT NECHES...VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY...WESTLAKE...
WEST ORANGE...VINTON...IOWA...LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT...CENTRAL
GARDENS...HAMSHIRE...HAYES...MAURICEVILLE AND GRAND LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. ALSO...FAST MOVING WATER IN SWOLLEN
DRAINAGE DITCHES IS DANGEROUS AND THE POTENTIAL TO BE DEADLY.

&&

LAT...LON 3010 9441 3012 9430 3018 9417 3016 9412
      3021 9409 3032 9291 3005 9286 2998 9327
      3005 9328 3005 9333 2997 9334 2989 9377
      2997 9376 3000 9379 2998 9383 2999 9386
      2997 9384 2986 9392 2979 9435

$$

RUA


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