Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
240 PM CDT FRI SEP 12 2014

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VERMILION LA-
240 PM CDT FRI SEP 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS IN...
  NORTH CENTRAL VERMILION PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...KAPLAN...ABBEVILLE...

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 235 PM CDT ALMOST KNEE DEEP WATER WAS BEING REPORTED NEAR
HIGHWAY 14 ON THE WESTERN PORTION OF ABBEVILLE.

RADAR ESTIMATES THAT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THIS AREA.
 * HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH A THUNDERSTORM WILL MOVE OFF TO THE
NORTHWEST. LESSER AMOUNTS OF RAIN WILL BE MOVING IN FROM THE
SOUTHEAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF HALF INCH TO AN INCH OF RAIN ARE
POSSIBLE IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN... 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 2993 9224 3008 9235 3010 9234 3012 9232
      3010 9208 3008 9207 3007 9205 2992 9205

$$

SWEENEY





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