621  
WGUS84 KLCH 190223  
FLSLCH  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
923 PM CDT MON MAR 18 2019  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
LOUISIANA..  
ATCHAFALAYA RIVER ABOVE BUTTE LA ROSE  
ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MORGAN CITY  
 
LAC045-099-101-191622-  
/O.CON.KLCH.FL.W.0033.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/BLRL1.1.ER.000000T0000Z.190315T1845Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
923 PM CDT MON MAR 18 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER ABOVE BUTTE LA ROSE.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  
* AT 9:00 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.5 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 20.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR 20.4 FEET.  
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 20.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING BEGINS.  
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 17.0 FEET...ACTION STAGE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2995 9155 3056 9189 3056 9166 3021 9142 2997 9126  
 

 
 
LAC099-101-191622-  
/O.CON.KLCH.FL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/MCGL1.2.ER.190112T1424Z.190317T2300Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
923 PM CDT MON MAR 18 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MORGAN CITY.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  
* AT 8:00 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.1 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 8.2 FEET BY  
MIDNIGHT. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.  
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 7.0 FEET...BUILDINGS AT THE FOOT OF ANN  
STREET ON THE RIVER SIDE OF THE FLOOD WALL WILL FLOOD AS WATER  
OVERTOPS THE RIO OIL COMPANY DOCK. BUILDINGS ON THE RIVER SIDE OF  
THE BERWICK FLOODWALL WILL FLOOD. RIVER TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS WILL  
BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. IN ADDITION, BACKWATER FLOODING COULD  
POTENTIALLY IMPACT PORTIONS AREAS AROUND LAKE PALOURDE AND  
STEPHENSVILLE.  
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 6.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE. THE CITY DOCK WILL  
BE UNDER WATER. WATER WILL COVER THE LOWER END OF BELLEVIEW FRONT  
STREET IN BERWICK. VESSEL TRAFFIC WILL BE AFFECTED BY STRONGER  
RIVER CURRENT AND VESSEL TRAFFIC SAFETY RULES WILL BE STRICTLY  
ENFORCED BY THE U.S. COAST GUARD.  
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 5.0 FEET...FLOODWALL GATES WILL BE CLOSED  
TO PROTECT AGAINST HIGHER STAGES. VESSEL TRAFFIC WILL BE AFFECTED  
BY STRONGER RIVER CURRENT AND VESSEL TRAFFIC SAFETY RULES WILL BE  
STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE U.S. COAST GUARD.  
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 4.0 FEET...ACTION STAGE. WATER WILL MOVE  
UP THE BANK AND ACROSS ACCESS ROADS BELOW THE CITY DOCK. FLOODWALL  
GATES SHOULD BE CLOSED BY THE 5 FOOT STAGE TO PROTECT AGAINST  
HIGHER STAGES. VESSEL TRAFFIC WILL BE AFFECTED BY STRONGER RIVER  
CURRENT AND VESSEL TRAFFIC SAFETY RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED  
BY THE U.S. COAST GUARD.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2997 9124 2980 9110 2939 9113 2951 9154  
2986 9139 2995 9147  
 

 
 
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