Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1002 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

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ORANGE TX-JEFFERSON TX-HARDIN TX-
1002 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES  HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  ORANGE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  JEFFERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  SOUTHEASTERN HARDIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...

* UNTIL 100 PM CDT

* AT 956 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING
  THUNDERSTORMS ENTERING THE ADVISORY AREA MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.
  RAINFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN HOUR ARE OCCURRING WITH THESE
  STORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE
  ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN SOME AREAS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BEAUMONT...PORT ARTHUR...ORANGE...NEDERLAND...GROVES...PORT
  NECHES...VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY...WEST ORANGE...CENTRAL GARDENS...
  HAMSHIRE...SABINE PASS...MAURICEVILLE...BEVIL OAKS...CHINA...ROSE
  CITY...PINE FOREST...LAKEVIEW...LA BELLE AND FANNETT.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA. THIS
ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3023 9435 3024 9370 3021 9372 3015 9371
      3014 9369 3009 9373 3002 9374 2999 9378
      2999 9386 2997 9384 2997 9386 2995 9386
      2984 9395 2979 9394 2977 9390 2969 9384
      2967 9405 2957 9435

$$

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