Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
348 PM CDT SAT MAR 21 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  JEFFERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...PORT NECHES...PORT ARTHUR...
  NEDERLAND...HAMSHIRE...GROVES...CENTRAL GARDENS...

* UNTIL 545 PM CDT

* AT 344 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  FLASH FLOODING FROM A CLUSTER OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
  THUNDERSTORMS FROM HAMSHIRE TO NEDERLAND AND PORT ARTHUR...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. RAINFALL IS BEGINNING TO DIMINISH ACROSS THE
  AREA...BUT SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF
  THE COUNTY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 7
  INCHES HAVE FALLEN SINCE EARLY THIS MORNING...AND AN ADDITIONAL 1
  TO 2 INCHES IS STILL POSSIBLE THROUGH THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO. THIS
  ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ALONG WITH RUNOFF FROM EARLIER RAINS TODAY
  WILL MAINTAIN THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING WITH SEVERAL ROADWAYS
  ALREADY UNDER WATER IN BRIDGE CITY...PORT ARTHUR AND NEDERLAND.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PORT
  ACRES AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3008 9409 3008 9405 3006 9405 3007 9403
      3003 9403 3001 9396 2992 9387 2991 9388
      2962 9435 2988 9436 2988 9441 2996 9442

$$

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