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Louisiana, Rapides

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 7:24 AM CDT on May 02, 2016

Expires 10:00 AM EDT on May 02, 2016


Severe Thunderstorm Watch 137 remains in effect until 900 am CDT

La
. Louisiana parishes included are

Allen Avoyelles Beauregard
Calcasieu Catahoula Concordia
East Carroll Evangeline Franklin
Jefferson Davis Madison Morehouse
Rapides Richland Tensas
Vernon West Carroll




Flood Warning

Statement as of 9:12 PM CDT on May 01, 2016

Expires 12:11 PM EDT on May 02, 2016


The Flood Warning continues for
the Calcasieu River near Glenmora.
* From Monday afternoon until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 8:45 PM Sunday the stage was 10.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by tomorrow early afternoon and
continue to rise to near 14.5 feet by early Thursday morning.
* Impact... at stages near 15.0 feet... flooding of secondary roads
near the river and its tributaries begins, including Ashmore Road.
Strothers crossing Road near Calcasieu and Price Crossing Road near
Hineston have several feet of water over them and subject to
washouts.
* Impact... at stages near 14.0 feet... some roads upstream from
Glenmora, including strothers crossing Road near the community of
Calcasieu and Price Crossing Road near Hineston have two to three
feet of water over the Road and are subject to being closed.
Flooding of forested areas near the river will also occur.
* Impact... at stages near 12.0 feet... when the river is rising and
the gauge reading is forecast to reach 12 feet or higher. Roads
upstream from Glenmora, including strothers crossing Road near the
community of Calcasieu and Price Crossing Road near Hineston have
water on them and are subject to being closed. Also, flooding of
forested areas near the river will occur.



Lat... Lon 3113 9279 3090 9269 3090 9262 3105 9265 3115 9275




912 PM CDT sun may 1 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
the Red River near Alexandria.
* From late Tuesday night until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 8:00 PM Sunday the stage was 26.2 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Wednesday morning and
continue to rise to near 37.5 feet by Friday morning.
* Impact... at stages near 37.5 feet... water reaches top of the rails
of The Union Pacific Railroad bridge at Boyce. Considerable
backwater flooding will occur.
* Impact... at stages near 35.0 feet... considerable overflow below
Alexandria to the confluence with the Black River occurs. Backwater
flooding worsens along inflow bayous that drain into the Red River.
* Impact... at stages near 33.0 feet... backwater flooding begins
along bayou Maria and Huffman creeks east of Pineville.
* Impact... at stages near 32.0 feet... flooding of lowland areas near
the river occurs and recreational boating is affected.
* Impact... at stages near 31.0 feet... some of the outfall canals are
slowed or not allowed to drain into the river between 31 and 32
feet. Depending on rainfall this could cause flooding along some of
the bayous, especially along bayou rigolette.
* Impact... at stages near 28.0 feet... overflow occurs on Floodway
side of levee from gauge to Acme. Recreational boaters should use
extreme caution due to High River flows.



Lat... Lon 3160 9271 3143 9285 3105 9223 3122 9173
      3138 9185 3125 9227




Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 5:12 AM CDT on May 02, 2016

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 02, 2016


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Louisiana and southeast Texas... including the
following areas... in Louisiana... Acadia... Allen... Avoyelles...
Beauregard... Calcasieu... East Cameron... Evangeline... Iberia...
Jefferson Davis... Lafayette... lower St. Martin... Rapides... St.
Landry... St. Mary... upper St. Martin... Vermilion... Vernon and
West Cameron. In southeast Texas... Hardin... Jefferson...
northern Jasper... northern Newton... Orange... southern Jasper...
   southern Newton and Tyler.

* Through this evening

* rainfall amounts of two to four inches is possible in the
watch area... with locally higher amounts.

* Primary impacts will be flash flooding of low lying locations
especially in urban areas with poor drainage or along low
lying rural roads. Flooding of streams... creeks and bayous can
be expected.

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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Record Report

Statement as of 3:31 AM CDT on May 02, 2016


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Lake Charles...

a record rainfall of 5.2 inch(es) was set at Lake Charles yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 2.7 set in 1916.


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Alabama - Special Statement
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Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Record Report
California - Beach Hazard Statement
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Connecticut - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Florida - Record Report
Georgia - Record Report
Idaho - Frost Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Kansas - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Louisiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
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Minnesota - Special Statement
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Missouri - Flood Warning
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Tennessee - Special Statement
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