Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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WGUS84 KLCH 172004
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
304 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

TXC199-245-361-172200-
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HARDIN TX-JEFFERSON TX-ORANGE TX-
304 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHERN HARDIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF SOUR LAKE...
  NORTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
  NORTHWESTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 300 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS
  WITH HEAVY RAINFALL EXTENDING FROM BATSON EAST ACROSS SOUR
  LAKE...BEVIL OAKS...NORTHERN BEAUMONT TO PINE FOREST. RADAR
  INDICATES RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES HAVE FALLEN ACROSS
  PORTIONS OF THE AREA AND AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION...VERY HIGH RAINFALL RATES CAN BE
  EXPECTED...LEADING TO PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND MINOR
  FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS.

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 3025 9462 3023 9398 3012 9401 3006 9445
      3011 9445 3011 9459 3013 9461 3021 9463

$$

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