Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
324 PM CDT TUE AUG 19 2014

LAC019-192130-
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CALCASIEU LA-
324 PM CDT TUE AUG 19 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN CALCASIEU PARISH...

AT 313 PM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED THE
HEAVIEST RAINFALL HAS MOVED OUT OF THE CITY OF LAKE CHARLES WITH
HEAVIEST RAINFALL PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING SOUTH OF THE CITY FROM
POINTS AROUND THE LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT TO HOLMWOOD.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LAKE CHARLES
AND IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA. THE LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT RECIEVED ALMOST 1.50
INCHES OF RAINFALL IN AN HOUR PERIOD BETWEEN 2 PM AND 3 PM. STREET
FLOODING HAS BEEN REPORTED ON NUMEROUS ROADWAYS IN THE CITY OF LAKE
CHARLES...AND WILL CONTINUE DESPITE THE HEAVY RAINFALL ENDING...AS
IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME FOR THE WATERS TO RECEDE.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3005 9331 3030 9331 3029 9303 3026 9303
      3026 9300 3008 9299

$$

RUA




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