Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1256 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.FIVE TO 10 INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS HAVE OCCURRED IN THE HARDEST
HIT AREAS WITHIN THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH SINCE YESTERDAY. DRAINAGE
AREAS ARE FILLING UP OR ARE OVERFLOWING ALONG THE I-10 CORRIDOR
DUE TO HEAVY RUNOFF. A BRIEF REPREIVE FROM THE HEAVY RAINS MAY
CONTINUE FOR THE NORTHERN AREAS...HOWEVER THE I-10 CORRIDOR TO THE
COAST WILL SEE OFF AND ON PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
ANOTHER ROUND OF WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED AGAIN LATER
TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

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VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-
CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-
VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-
EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-NORTHERN JASPER-
NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-SOUTHERN NEWTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT POLK...PICKERING...LEESVILLE...
SLAGLE...ALEXANDRIA...PINEVILLE...EFFIE...MARKSVILLE...BUNKIE...
COTTONPORT...SIMMESPORT...MANSURA...BUNDICK LAKE...DE RIDDER...
FIELDS...ORETTA...OAKDALE...KINDER...VILLE PLATTE...BEAVER...
ST. LANDRY...MAMOU...REDDELL...LAWTELL...OPELOUSAS...EUNICE...
LAKE CHARLES...SULPHUR...HATHAWAY...JENNINGS...TOPSY...ROANOKE...
WELSH...LAKE ARTHUR...CROWLEY...RAYNE...BRANCH...CHURCH POINT...
RICHARD...LAFAYETTE...BREAUX BRIDGE...CADE...ST. MARTINVILLE...
ABBEVILLE...INTRACOASTAL CITY...MEAUX...FORKED ISLAND...KAPLAN...
NEW IBERIA...MORGAN CITY...BURNS POINT...CENTERVILLE...FRANKLIN...
PATTERSON...BERWICK...BAYOU VISTA...STEPHENSVILLE...HACKBERRY...
JOHNSON BAYOU...GRAND LAKE...KLONDIKE...CAMERON...CREOLE...
GRAND CHENIER...RUTHERFORD BEACH...TOWN BLUFF...FRED...
HILLISTER...IVANHOE...SPURGER...WARREN...WOODVILLE...LUMBERTON...
SILSBEE...BEAUMONT...SABINE PASS...SEA RIM STATE PARK...ORANGE...
VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY...HOLLY SPRINGS...JASPER...KIRBYVILLE...
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS...MT. UNION...ROGANVILLE...BURKEVILLE...
FARRSVILLE...JAMESTOWN...NEWTON...WIERGATE...BLEAKWOOD...CALL...
GIST...BUNA...EVADALE...DEWEYVILLE
1256 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN LOUISIANA...ACADIA...ALLEN...AVOYELLES...
  BEAUREGARD...CALCASIEU...EAST CAMERON...EVANGELINE...IBERIA...
  JEFFERSON DAVIS...LAFAYETTE...LOWER ST. MARTIN...RAPIDES...ST.
  LANDRY...ST. MARY...UPPER ST. MARTIN...VERMILION...VERNON AND
  WEST CAMERON. IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...HARDIN...JEFFERSON...
  NORTHERN JASPER...NORTHERN NEWTON...ORANGE...SOUTHERN JASPER...
   SOUTHERN NEWTON AND TYLER.

* THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH
  AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE FLASH FLOODING OF LOW LYING LOCATIONS
  ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE OR ALONG LOW
  LYING RURAL ROADS. FLOODING OF STREAMS...CREEKS AND BAYOUS CAN
  BE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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