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Louisiana, Acadia

Flash Flood Warning

Statement as of 7:32 AM CDT on May 01, 2016

Expires 4:24 PM EDT on May 04, 2016


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
northwestern St. Martin Parish in south central Louisiana...
Jefferson Davis Parish in southwestern Louisiana...
southern St. Landry Parish in central Louisiana...
southeastern Calcasieu Parish in southwestern Louisiana...
Acadia Parish in southwestern Louisiana...
Lafayette Parish in south central Louisiana...

* until 1130 am CDT

* at 730 am CDT... Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Two to six inches of rain have
fallen... and an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible
across over the next few hours. Some public reports indicate water
is covering roadways and approaching homes. Flash flooding is
expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Lafayette... Opelousas... Crowley... Catahoula... Eunice... Jennings... Scott...
Breaux Bridge... Rayne... Carencro... St. Martinville... Church Point...
Welsh... Iowa... Lake Arthur... Iota... Krotz Springs... Leonville...
Arnaudville and Mermentau.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.


Lat... Lon 3016 9152 3012 9209 3013 9209 3015 9229
      3009 9234 3008 9251 3012 9256 3007 9264
      3004 9299 3044 9300 3044 9278 3046 9277
      3057 9176 3051 9173 3050 9175 3049 9170


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840 PM CDT Sat Apr 30 2016

... Flood Warning extended until Wednesday afternoon... the Flood
Warning continues for
The Bayou des cannes near Eunice.
* From Monday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 8:00 PM Saturday the stage was 13.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Monday early afternoon and
continue to rise to near 17.0 feet by Tuesday morning.The river
will fall below flood stage by late Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at stages near 16.0 feet... minor flooding begins along
The Bayou with a few structures right along The Bayou threatened.


Lat... Lon 3057 9240 3056 9235 3019 9256 3022 9260
      3045 9257




840 PM CDT Sat Apr 30 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mermentau river near Mermentau.
* From this evening until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 8:15 PM Saturday the stage was 4.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 4.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 4.5 feet by
Thursday morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at stages near 4.0 feet... minor lowland flooding near the
river will occur.


Lat... Lon 3025 9266 3004 9276 3004 9260 3019 9254 3024 9255




Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 7:23 AM CDT on May 01, 2016

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 02, 2016


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
western St. Martin Parish in south central Louisiana...
south central St. Landry Parish in central Louisiana...
northeastern Acadia Parish in southwestern Louisiana...
Lafayette Parish in south central Louisiana...

* until 1015 am CDT

* at 720 am CDT... Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Urban and Small Stream flooding in
the advisory area. Radar estimates two to four inches of rain have
already fallen across parts of the area... and rainfall rates up to
4 inches per hour can be expected with the heavier storms.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Lafayette... Scott... Breaux Bridge... Rayne... Carencro... Church Point...
Arnaudville... sunset... Duson... Grand Coteau... Cankton... ridge and Mire.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...


Lat... Lon 3042 9189 3017 9198 3015 9225 3043 9226


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710 am CDT sun may 1 2016

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
Jefferson Davis Parish in southwestern Louisiana...
Acadia Parish in southwestern Louisiana...

* until 1000 am CDT

* at 707 am CDT... Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding... especially along
creeks and bayous... low-lying spots and urban areas. Radar
estimates one to two inches of rain have already fallen across
parts of the area... and torrential rainfall rates up to 5 inches
per hour can be expected with the heavier storms.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Crowley... Eunice... Jennings... Rayne... Welsh... Iota... Mermentau... Fenton...
Evangeline... Morse... branch... Pine Island... Richard... Maxie... Egan...
Mowata... Estherwood... Hathaway... Midland and Roanoke.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...


Lat... Lon 3011 9290 3014 9289 3016 9290 3043 9293
      3044 9290 3044 9278 3047 9277 3048 9276
      3047 9226 3017 9225 3013 9230 3012 9233


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530 am CDT sun may 1 2016

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

* rainfall amounts of two to five 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.



Rua


Special Statement

Statement as of 7:58 AM CDT on May 01, 2016

Expires 10:00 AM EDT on May 01, 2016


... Significant weather advisory for northeastern Vermilion...
northwestern St. Martin... northwestern Iberia... southeastern St.
Landry... eastern Acadia and Lafayette parishes until 900 am CDT...

At 758 am CDT... Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Indian Bayou... or near Rayne... moving east at 35 mph.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Lafayette... Crowley... Catahoula... Scott... Breaux Bridge... Rayne... Carencro...
St. Martinville... Kaplan... Church Point... Arnaudville... Broussard...
Youngsville... sunset... Duson... Henderson... Maurice... Grand Coteau...
Loreauville and Cankton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm... and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3001 9235 3042 9233 3042 9166 3005 9167
time... Mot... loc 1258z 266deg 30kt 3017 9225


Rua


758 am CDT sun may 1 2016

... Significant weather advisory for northeastern Vermilion...
northwestern St. Martin... northwestern Iberia... southeastern St.
Landry... eastern Acadia and Lafayette parishes until 900 am CDT...

At 758 am CDT... Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Indian Bayou... or near Rayne... moving east at 35 mph.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Lafayette... Crowley... Catahoula... Scott... Breaux Bridge... Rayne... Carencro...
St. Martinville... Kaplan... Church Point... Arnaudville... Broussard...
Youngsville... sunset... Duson... Henderson... Maurice... Grand Coteau...
Loreauville and Cankton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm... and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3001 9235 3042 9233 3042 9166 3005 9167
time... Mot... loc 1258z 266deg 30kt 3017 9225


Rua

758 am CDT sun may 1 2016

... Significant weather advisory for northeastern Vermilion...
northwestern St. Martin... northwestern Iberia... southeastern St.
Landry... eastern Acadia and Lafayette parishes until 900 am CDT...

At 758 am CDT... Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Indian Bayou... or near Rayne... moving east at 35 mph.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Lafayette... Crowley... Catahoula... Scott... Breaux Bridge... Rayne... Carencro...
St. Martinville... Kaplan... Church Point... Arnaudville... Broussard...
Youngsville... sunset... Duson... Henderson... Maurice... Grand Coteau...
Loreauville and Cankton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm... and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3001 9235 3042 9233 3042 9166 3005 9167
time... Mot... loc 1258z 266deg 30kt 3017 9225


Rua


Record Report

Statement as of 5:33 AM CDT on May 01, 2016


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

a record rainfall of 3.34 inch(es) was set at Lake Charles yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 2.34 set in 1957.



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