Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
233 PM CDT TUE AUG 19 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN CALCASIEU PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT...
  WESTLAKE...LAKE CHARLES...IOWA...

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 226 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THE LIKELIHOOD OF FLASH FLOODING FROM A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM
  OVER THE WARNED AREA. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE PAST
  HOUR AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS LIKELY. REPORTS OF STREET FLOODING
  IN THE USUAL FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF LAKE CHARLES ARE BEING RECEIVED
  AT THE OFFICE.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LAKE CHARLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE WARNED AREA.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

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 3005 9331 3030 9331 3029 9303 3026 9303
      3026 9300 3008 9299

$$

RUA




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