Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
951 AM CDT THU MAY 28 2015


...Forecast Flooding Changed to Moderate Severity for
the following rivers in Louisiana...
  Red River Near Alexandria

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951 AM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

...Forecast flooding increased from Nonflood to Moderate severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
 the Red River Near Alexandria.
* from Sunday evening until further notice...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  9:00 AM Thursday the stage was 31.3 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above flood stage by Sunday before midnight and
  continue to rise to near 37.5 feet by Monday morning.
* Impact...At stages near 37.5 feet...Water reaches top of the rails
  of the Texas and Pacific railroad bridge at Boyce. Considerable
  backwater flooding will occur.
* Impact...At stages near 35.0 feet...Considerable overflow below
  Alexandria to the confluence with the Black River occurs. Backwater
  flooding worsens along inflow bayous that drain into the Red River.
* Impact...At stages near 32.0 feet...Flooding of lowland areas near
  the river occurs and recreational boating is affected.
* Impact...At stages near 31.0 feet...Some of the outfall canals are
  slowed or not allowed to drain into the river between 31 and 32
  feet. Depending on rainfall this could cause flooding along some of
  the bayous, especially along Bayou Rigolette.

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LAT...LON 3160 9271 3143 9285 3105 9223 3122 9173
      3138 9185 3125 9227

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