Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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WGUS84 KLCH 161842
FLSLCH

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
142 PM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

LAC019-161945-
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CALCASIEU LA-
142 PM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS IN...
  EASTERN CALCASIEU PARISH IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT...
  WESTLAKE...MOSS BLUFF...LAKE CHARLES...

* UNTIL 245 PM CDT

* AT 140 PM CDT DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY
  RAINFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH PER HOUR ACROSS LAKE CHARLES
  AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE FLOODING OF LAND
ADJACENT TO SMALL CREEKS AND BAYOUS. ADDITIONALLY...FRONTAGE ROADS...
HIGHWAY UNDERPASSES...FARM-TO-MARKET AND OTHER SECONDARY ROADS MAY
FLOOD.

TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN... 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 9313 3005 9332 3005 9333 3020 9335
      3032 9334 3032 9308 3004 9308 3004 9312

$$

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