Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
633 PM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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ORANGE TX-HARDIN TX-JASPER TX-
633 PM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  THE NECHES RIVER AFFECTING...
  NORTHWESTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  EAST CENTRAL HARDIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  SOUTHERN JASPER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT FRIDAY

* AT 627 PM CDT...REPORTING GAUGES INDICATE REPORTING GAUGES INDICATED
  MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG THE NECHES RIVER FROM NEAR WEISS BLUFF
  TO THE SALTWATER BARRIER. THE WATER LEVELS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR
  14.2 FEET AND THE LATEST READING AT THE SALTWATER BARRIER IS NEAR 4.5
  FEET. THE RIVER FALL OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS...MAINLY DUE TO NORTHERLY
  WINDS. SOUTHERLY WINDS ALONG WITH CONTINUED HIGH WATER ON THE NECHES
  WILL CAUSE THE RIVER TO RISE BACK UP TO BETWEEN 4.5 AND 5 FEET ON
  SATURDAY. IN ADDITION...HEAVY RAINFALL IS FORECAST THAT WILL KEEP THE
  RIVER ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS.

THESE WATER LEVELS WILL CAUSE FLOODING TO LOW LYING COMMUNITIES ALONG
THE RIVER IN NORTHWEST ORANGE COUNTY FROM AROUND LAKE VIEW TO THE
SALTWATER BARRIER.


* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  LAKEVIEW AND WEISS BLUFF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 3033 9414 3033 9407 3017 9408 3014 9410
      3015 9411 3017 9412 3017 9416

$$

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