LIVE WEATHER BLOG: Flooding in SWLA - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Heavy rains have hit Southwest Louisiana this morning, flooding streets and homes. We'll keep you updated with the latest right here.

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1:31 p.m. Update

Here's the latest on the weather:

Additional downpours popping up this afternoon

Reports from 7News at Noon:

11:51 a.m. Update:

Reporter Max McGee just filed a report from the Foxwood area off Highway 90 in Lake Charles.

11:47 a.m. Update:

Reporter Candy Rodriguez has compiled a list of tow truck companies and their availability today. 

11:42 a.m. Update:

Meteorologist Ben Terry has compiled some updated rainfall totals. 

11:30 a.m. Update:

We're live in minutes for an hour-long noon newscast with updates from all over Southwest Louisiana.

11:01 a.m. Update:

Marketing Director Tim Bourgeois sent this video to the newsroom of flooding along Tomahawk Drive in Moss Bluff.

10:50 a.m. Update:

10:39 a.m. Update:

Entergy is reporting a little over 400 outages as a result of the weather. A majority of those are in the Port Arthur, Sulphur, and South Lake Charles areas.

10:31 a.m. Update:

10:24 a.m. Update:

From the latest forecast from Meteorologist Ben Terry click here.  Our reporter Kaitlin Rust is reporting that water along Lake Street near Shell Beach Drive is receding. Earlier we had numerous reports of high water in that area. 

10:15 a.m. Update:

We will be preempting our Midday show on KPLC and instead be doing an extended 1-hour noon newscast from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police will be joining us with information on flooded roads.  We'll also have live reports from all of our reporters fanned out over Southwest Louisiana.  

9:30 a.m. Update:

Flooding in Maplewood

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