Flash flood warning issued for Calcasieu Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Flash flood warning issued for Calcasieu Parish

Sale Road, taken Friday afternoon by KPLC viewer Belinda English Dore. Sale Road, taken Friday afternoon by KPLC viewer Belinda English Dore.
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

A flash flood warning is set for Calcasieu Parish until 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Meteorologist Ben Terry said the worst of the severe weather is behind us but flooding will remain a major problem for the rest of the day.

KPLC has received multiple reports of flooding, vehicle accidents and downed trees and power lines all over the area.

Drivers are asked to avoid flooded roadways as much as possible. Even though your vehicle may be able to safely navigate the area, driving through it may push water into homes.

KPLC has received numerous calls from frustrated homeowners who are trying to keep the water out of their homes. They are also reporting that motorists have been driving through their yards in an effort to get around town.

Authorities have set up road blocks in numerous areas.

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office has reported that a possible tornado was spotted around 2 p.m. near the intersection of La. 99 and La. 14.

Stay tuned to KPLC for update. Watch us live at http://bit.ly/1lCk0p5 or download our news and weather Apps by going to http://bit.ly/1jskHft.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • A coach's ultimate gratitude

    A coach's ultimate gratitude

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:18 AM EST2017-11-23 15:18:56 GMT

    On this Thanksgiving: a story of the ultimate gratitude. A life saved, thanks to a selfless act that starts on a high school basketball court in Elton, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports. 

    More >>

    On this Thanksgiving: a story of the ultimate gratitude. A life saved, thanks to a selfless act that starts on a high school basketball court in Elton, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports. 

    More >>
  • The Spot Cafe serves up dozens of Thanksgiving meals

    The Spot Cafe serves up dozens of Thanksgiving meals

    Thursday, November 23 2017 7:53 PM EST2017-11-24 00:53:00 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Many in Lake Charles found themselves filling their Thanksgiving cravings at the Spot Cafe Thursday - all free of charge. The local restaurant partnered with Wise Tax & Accounting to feed those in Lake Charles who might not have a place to gather on Turkey day. "It feels really good to know that you've been blessed in such a way that you can bless someone else with something as simple as a meal," said LaShawnda Bartie, a volunteer. Volunteers said in years passed,...

    More >>

    Many in Lake Charles found themselves filling their Thanksgiving cravings at the Spot Cafe Thursday - all free of charge. The local restaurant partnered with Wise Tax & Accounting to feed those in Lake Charles who might not have a place to gather on Turkey day. "It feels really good to know that you've been blessed in such a way that you can bless someone else with something as simple as a meal," said LaShawnda Bartie, a volunteer. Volunteers said in years passed,...

    More >>
  • Not cooking for Thanksgiving? Here's a list of places open on Turkey Day

    Not cooking for Thanksgiving? Here's a list of places open on Turkey Day

    Thursday, November 23 2017 6:56 PM EST2017-11-23 23:56:49 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    If you want to go out for a Thanksgiving meal instead of spending the day cooking, try one of these restaurants open on Turkey Day

    More >>

    If you want to go out for a Thanksgiving meal instead of spending the day cooking, try one of these restaurants open on Turkey Day

    More >>
Powered by Frankly