Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1038 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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BEAUREGARD LA-JEFFERSON DAVIS LA-CALCASIEU LA-
1038 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1130 AM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN BEAUREGARD...WESTERN JEFFERSON DAVIS AND CALCASIEU
PARISHES...

AT 1034 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. ANYWHERE FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES OF
RAIN...WITH A FEW ISOLATED LOCATIONS OF 8 TO 9 INCHES...HAS FALLEN
SINCE MIDNIGHT. FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING. NUMEROUS REPORTS OF
ROADS AND HOMES IN LAKE CHARLES AND WESTLAKE IN CALCASIEU PARISH
HAVE ANYWHERE FROM SEVERAL INCHES TO A COUPLE OF FEET OF WATER OVER
THEM...AS WELL AS SOME REPORTS OF HOMES FLOODED.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO TRAIN FROM WEST TO EAST OVER
THE WARNED AREA...AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS
POSSIBLE THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...OR UNTIL THIS SYSTEM SHIFTS
FURTHER SOUTH OR DISSIPATES LATER THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING. THE
FLASH FLOOD WARNING WILL LIKELY HAVE TO BE EXTENDED INTO
THEAFTERNOON HOURS.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
LAKE CHARLES...SULPHUR...WESTLAKE...VINTON...IOWA...MOSS BLUFF...LAKE
CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT...STARKS...GILLIS...BULLER...CARLYSS...LEBLEU
SETTLEMENT...HOLMWOOD...BUHLER...EDGERLY...LUNITA AND TOPSY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

&&

LAT...LON 3005 9313 3005 9370 3007 9371 3005 9372
      3009 9373 3014 9369 3021 9372 3029 9371
      3030 9374 3034 9376 3039 9376 3042 9372
      3044 9313 3042 9313 3042 9307 3044 9306
      3044 9300 3004 9299 3004 9313

$$

LANDRENEAU


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