Bulletin Issued for Acadia Parish, LA and 7 More

LAKE CHARLES, LA (1242 PM CDT Thu Apr 4 2019) — The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Lafayette Parish in south central Louisiana Northeastern Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana Iberia Parish in south central Louisiana St. Mary Parish in south central Louisiana Southeastern Jefferson Davis Parish in southwestern Louisiana Southern Acadia Parish in southwestern Louisiana Northern Vermilion Parish in southwestern Louisiana Central St. Martin Parish in south central Louisiana until 245 PM CDT. At 1241 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. 5-7 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Some locations that will experience flooding include Lafayette, New Iberia, Crowley, Abbeville, Jennings, Scott, Rayne, Franklin, St. Martinville, Jeanerette, Kaplan, Lake Arthur, Iota, Gueydan, Mermentau, Avery Island, Cypremort Point, Klondike, Intracoastal City and Evangeline. Additional rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible in the warned area. Turn around, don t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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