Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
551 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES  HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN ST. MARTIN PARISH IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
  SOUTHEASTERN ST. LANDRY PARISH IN CENTRAL LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 630 AM CDT

* AT 550 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER HENDERSON...
  OR 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF BREAUX BRIDGE...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
           TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BREAUX BRIDGE...HENDERSON...CECILIA...ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL WILDLIFE
  REFUGE...LAKE PELBA AND BUTTE LA ROSE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

&&

LAT...LON 3021 9188 3040 9194 3050 9170 3048 9169
      3047 9167 3044 9164 3039 9162 3036 9165
      3035 9163 3031 9162 3028 9159
TIME...MOT...LOC 1050Z 248DEG 20KT 3034 9178

TORNADO...POSSIBLE
HAIL...1.25IN
WIND...60MPH

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