LAKE CHARLES, LA (208 AM CDT Sat Apr 13 2019) — The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northeastern Vernon Parish in west central Louisiana until 245 AM CDT. At 208 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Kurthwood, or 9 miles northeast of Anacoco, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Hutton and Kurthwood. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.