Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
314 PM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

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JEFFERSON TX-ORANGE TX-
314 PM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  JEFFERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SABINE PASS...PORT NECHES...PORT
  ARTHUR...NOME...NEDERLAND...HAMSHIRE...GROVES...CENTRAL GARDENS...
  BEAUMONT...
  ORANGE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WEST ORANGE...VIDOR...ORANGE...
  MAURICEVILLE...BRIDGE CITY...

* UNTIL 1115 PM CDT

* AT 309 PM CDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED
JEFFERSON COUNTY TEXAS DRAINAGE DISTRICT 6 ALERT NETWORK INDICATED
THAT 3 TO 6 INCHES OF RAINFALL HAS FALLEN SINCE MIDNIGHT...WITH A
FEW REPORTS OF 7 TO 8 INCHES REPORTED ACROSS BEAUMONT TO VIDOR...AND
NEAR AND WEST OF SABINE PASS TO PORT ARTHUR TEXAS.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...
NECHES RIVER...WILLOW MARSH BAYOU...TAYLOR BAYOU...SALT BAYOU...
SPINDLETOP BAYOU...PINE ISLAND BAYOU...SABINE RIVER...TENMILE
CREEK...COTTON CREEK...WILLOW CREEK...COW BAYOU...BIRD ISLAND
BAYOU...NORTH FORK TAYLOR BAYOU...SOUTH FORK TAYLOR BAYOU...MAYHAW
BAYOU...GULF OF MEXICO...ELM BAYOU...BARNES SLOUGH...WALKER BRANCH...
DIN, BAYOU...TIGER CREEK...CANEY CREEK...OLD RIVER BAYOU...COLE
CREEK...ADAMS BAYOU...GRAYS BAYOU...PEVITOT GULLY...CONWAY BAYOU AND
LITTLE CYPRESS BAYOU.

MOST OF THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS HAVE ENDED AND MOVED OFFSHORE.
HOWEVER...SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE REMAINDER OF
THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS...AND MAY DEPOSIT AN
ADDITIONAL ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAINFALL IN THE WARNED AREA.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW
LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

&&

PLEASE REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT
337-477-5285 EXTENSION 1.

LAT...LON 2956 9435 2988 9436 2989 9445 3011 9445
      3012 9430 3017 9427 3019 9420 3016 9411
      3024 9411 3024 9370 3021 9372 3014 9369
      3009 9373 3006 9370 2996 9385 2983 9393
      2968 9383 2967 9405

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