Flash Flood Warning issued for Calcasieu Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Flash Flood Warning issued for Calcasieu Parish

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM CDT FOR
EASTERN CALCASIEU PARISH...

AT 542 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLASH
FLOODING. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED NEAR LAKE CHARLES...MOVING NORTH
AT 15 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
WESTLAKE...LEBLEU SETTLEMENT...MOSS BLUFF AND GILLIS

GAGES WITHIN THE CALCASIEU PARISH LOCAL NETWORK ARE SHOWING THREE TO
FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN THE PAST TWO TO THREE HOURS.  IN
ADDITION...LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING THAT
CONTRABAND BAYOU AND KAYOUCHEE COULEE ARE NEAR BANKFULL. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL OF UP TO TWO INCHES IS POSSIBLE AND FLOODING OF STREETS AND
LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THESE AREAS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE SUSTAINED
HEAVY RAINFALL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE
BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

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