Saturday, December 3, 2016

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...LOUISIANA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
702 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN CAMERON PARISH IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA...
  CALCASIEU PARISH IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 1000 PM CST

* AT 700 PM CST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
  HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. 2 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN HAS
  ALREADY FALLEN IN THE WARNED AREA TODAY. FLASH FLOODING IS
  EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  LAKE CHARLES...SULPHUR...CAMERON...WESTLAKE...VINTON...IOWA...MOSS
  BLUFF...LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT...STARKS...SABINE NATIONAL
  WILDLIFE...DE QUINCY...JOHNSONS BAYOU...HAYES...GRAND LAKE...
  DEQUINCY...GILLIS...GIBBSTOWN...HOLMWOOD...BUHLER AND HACKETTS
  CORNER.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNED AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.





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