Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
202 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

...Flash flood watch in effect...

.Deep tropical moisture in place over the region ahead of an
approaching cold front will bring the potential for heavy and
potentially flooding rains.

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Vernon-Rapides-Beauregard-Allen-Calcasieu-Tyler-Hardin-Jefferson-
Orange-Northern Jasper-Northern Newton-Southern Jasper-
Southern Newton-
Including the cities of Fort Polk, Pickering, Leesville, Slagle,
Alexandria, Pineville, Bundick Lake, De Ridder, Fields, Oretta,
Oakdale, Kinder, Lake Charles, Sulphur, 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, and Deweyville
202 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of Louisiana and southeast Texas, including the
  following areas, in Louisiana, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu,
  Rapides, and Vernon. In southeast Texas, Hardin, Jefferson,
  Northern Jasper, Northern Newton, Orange, Southern Jasper,
  Southern Newton, and Tyler.

* Through midnight. Rain amounts of 3 to 5 inches possible over
  central Louisiana into the lakes region of interior southeast
  Texas, with isolated higher amounts. Rain amounts of 1 to 3
  inches possible for southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas with
  isolated higher amounts.


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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