649  
WGUS74 KLCH 100408  
FFSLCH  
 
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
1108 PM CDT FRI OCT 9 2020  
 
LAC001-003-011-019-023-039-053-097-113-100600-  
/O.CON.KLCH.FF.W.0040.000000T0000Z-201010T0600Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
ACADIA LA-ALLEN LA-BEAUREGARD LA-CALCASIEU LA-CAMERON LA-EVANGELINE  
LA-JEFFERSON DAVIS LA-ST. LANDRY LA-VERMILION LA-  
1108 PM CDT FRI OCT 9 2020  
   
..FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR EASTERN CALCASIEU
 
WESTERN JEFFERSON  
DAVIS AND SOUTHERN ALLEN ...  
 
...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT SATURDAY FOR  
SOUTHWESTERN EVANGELINE, WEST CENTRAL ST. LANDRY, ACADIA, ALLEN,  
EASTERN BEAUREGARD, CALCASIEU, NORTHEASTERN CAMERON, JEFFERSON DAVIS  
AND NORTHWESTERN VERMILION PARISHES...  
 
AT 1108 PM CDT, GAUGE REPORTS INDICATED THAT HEAVY RAIN HAS FALLEN  
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. BETWEEN 7 AND 17 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN.  
FLASH FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING. WHILE THE HEAVY RAINFALL HAS  
ENDED, RUNOFF AND FLOODING WILL CONTINUE FOR SOME TIME THROUGH THE  
NIGHT.  
 
THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR EASTERN CALCASIEU...WESTERN  
JEFFERSON DAVIS AND SOUTHERN ALLEN . THIS IS A PARTICULARLY  
DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!  
 
HAZARD...LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING.  
 
SOURCE...GAUGES.  
 
IMPACT...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER  
GROUND NOW! LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING OF LOW WATER  
CROSSINGS, SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS,  
HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES.  
 
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE...  
LAKE CHARLES, SULPHUR, CROWLEY, EUNICE, JENNINGS, RAYNE, OAKDALE,  
KAPLAN, WESTLAKE, MAMOU, WELSH, IOWA, LAKE ARTHUR, KINDER, BASILE,  
OBERLIN, IOTA, GUEYDAN, ELTON AND MERMENTAU.  
 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED  
AREA.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.  
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNED AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.  
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE  
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.  
 
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND  
LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE  
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3044 9361 3069 9337 3088 9305 3088 9259  
3063 9257 3066 9245 3047 9226 2999 9229  
2992 9254 2996 9309 3002 9327 3015 9349  
3029 9360  
 
FLASH FLOOD...GAUGE INDICATED  
FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT...CATASTROPHIC  
 

 
 
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