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Leesville City Police
Thursday May 9th, 2019 :: 03:08 a.m. CDT

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Flash Flood Watch until 07:00PM Saturday

A frontal boundary will stall in the area while multiple upper level disturbances interact with a very moist air mass through Saturday. This will lead to multiple rounds of heavy rain, especially north and west of Lower Acadiana. 3 to 8 inches of rain will be common along and northwest of a Port Arthur to Lake Charles to Opelousas line. Isolated totals of 12 inches may occur through Saturday evening. The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Louisiana and southeast Texas, including the following areas, in Louisiana, Rapides and Vernon. In southeast Texas, Northern Jasper, Northern Newton, and Tyler.

* From 7 AM CDT this morning through Saturday evening

* Ongoing showers and storms and already saturated soil may lead to flash flooding this morning. An additional 5 to 8 inches of rain is expected in this area through Saturday evening with isolated totals of 12 inches possible from multiple rounds of thunderstorms.

* AFFECTED AREAS: NORTHERN JASPER ... RAPIDES ... NORTHERN NEWTON ... VERNON ... TYLER

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Address/Location
Leesville City Police
101 West Lee Street
Leesville, LA 71446

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 337-238-0331

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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