LAKE CHARLES, LA (405 AM CDT Thu Apr 25 2019) — The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Beauregard Parish in southwestern Louisiana Southwestern Newton County in southeastern Texas until 445 AM CDT. At 404 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Buna to near Evadale, moving northeast at 25 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Merryville, Singer, Fields, De Ridder, Deridder, Devils Pocket, Bivens, Bancroft, Oretta and Old Salem. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 AM CDT for southwestern Louisiana: and southeastern Texas. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. 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.