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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 7:35 AM CDT Oct. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
central Iberia Parish in south central Louisiana...
western St. Mary Parish in south central Louisiana...
south central St. Martin Parish in south central Louisiana...

* until 930 am CDT

* at 728 am CDT, Doppler radar indicated rainfall amounts of 5 to 8
inches, with locally higher amounts, had fallen overnight across
the warned area. Although the thunderstorms that produced the
heavy rains have moved off to the east, flooding is still ongoing
in parts of the warned area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
New Iberia, Franklin, Jeanerette, Baldwin, Loreauville, sorrel,
Glencoe, Lydia, Lake Fausse Pointe, Charenton and Weeks Island.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


Lat... Lon 2983 9154 2976 9162 2976 9170 2975 9176
      2977 9184 2979 9182 2982 9182 2984 9190
      2984 9188 2985 9189 3006 9182 3018 9170
      3017 9156 3008 9152 2998 9144


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Special Statement
Issued: 8:31 AM CDT Oct. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for Lafayette... southeastern
Rapides... Evangeline... northeastern Acadia... northwestern St.
Martin... Avoyelles... St. Landry and northeastern Allen parishes until
915 am CDT...

At 830 am CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Monterey to Elton. Movement was east at 45
mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Lafayette, Opelousas, Eunice, Scott, Breaux Bridge, Rayne, Oakdale,
Carencro, Ville Platte, Marksville, Church Point, Bunkie, Mamou,
Simmesport, Krotz Springs, Leonville, Arnaudville, Melville,
Moreauville and Cheneyville.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3134 9203 3122 9199 3123 9192 3127 9195
      3130 9191 3119 9168 3114 9172 3105 9172
      3098 9180 3086 9182 3071 9173 3056 9176
      3051 9173 3050 9175 3048 9169 3007 9206
      3013 9209 3013 9218 3074 9279 3134 9209
time... Mot... loc 1330z 261deg 38kt 3139 9167 3047 9273


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