Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1126 PM CDT THU APR 16 2015

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ORANGE TX-JEFFERSON TX-HARDIN TX-JASPER TX-NEWTON TX-
1126 PM CDT THU APR 16 2015

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT FOR
ORANGE...NORTHERN JEFFERSON...HARDIN...SOUTHEASTERN JASPER AND
SOUTHWESTERN NEWTON COUNTIES...

AT 1116 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE WARNED AREA...AND
OVER AREAS WERE GROUNDS ARE SATURATED. JEFFERSON COUNTY DRAINAGE
DISTRICT 6 GAUGE AT FM 1406 OVER THE NORTH FORK OF TAYLORS BAYOU HAS
RECEIVED 7.01 INCHES OF RAIN AS OF 1115 PM CDT OVER THE PAST 12
HOURS...AND 1.50 INCHES OVER THE PAST 3 HOURS. FM 1406 NEAR FM 365
IS REPORTED BEING CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.
OVER THE ENTIRE WARNED AREA...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES 1 TO 3 INCHES
OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN OVER THE PAST 3 HOURS...WITH THE HEAVIEST
RAINFALL FROM NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY INTO SOUTHERN HARDIN COUNTY.
FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
BEAUMONT...PORT ARTHUR...ORANGE...NEDERLAND...GROVES...PORT NECHES...
LUMBERTON...VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY...SILSBEE...WEST ORANGE...KOUNTZE...
SOUR LAKE...NOME...DEWEYVILLE...THICKET...SARATOGA...CENTRAL
GARDENS...BUNA AND EVADALE.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

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

TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT...LON 3049 9454 3052 9454 3052 9407 3055 9373
      3044 9370 3039 9376 3034 9377 3029 9370
      3021 9372 3014 9369 3008 9373 3006 9370
      3000 9377 2999 9386 2995 9386 2988 9431
      2989 9444 3011 9444 3011 9460 3049 9473

$$

RUA



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