Opelousas, LA

9:51 AM CDT on June 22, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Opelousas | | Change Station

Elev 27 ft 30.53 °N, 92.03 °W | Updated 15 seconds ago

Rain
Rain
79.3 °F
Feels Like 84 °F
N
6.0
Wind Variable Wind from South
Gusts 33.0 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.65 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 1800 ft
Heat Index 84 °F
Dew Point 76 °F
Humidity 89%
Rainfall 0.49 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:06 AM 8:14 PM
Waning Crescent, 3% visible
METAR KOPL 221435Z AUTO 18021G27KT 10SM OVC018 26/24 A2965 RMK AO2 P0001 T02590240
Pressure 29.65 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 1800 ft
Heat Index 84 °F
Dew Point 76 °F
Humidity 89%
Rainfall 0.49 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:06 AM 8:14 PM
Waning Crescent, 3% visible
METAR KOPL 221435Z AUTO 18021G27KT 10SM OVC018 26/24 A2965 RMK AO2 P0001 T02590240

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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 7:25 AM CDT Jun. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

This product covers southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas

**cindy expected to weaken while moving farther inland**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Acadia, Calcasieu,
      East Cameron, Hardin, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis,
      Lafayette, lower St. Martin, Orange, southern Jasper, southern
      Newton, St. Mary, upper St. Martin, Vermilion, and West Cameron

* storm information:
    - about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles la
    - 30.5n 93.7w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

As of 7 am CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Cindy continues to move
further inland over western Louisiana. Rainbands around the center of
Cindy will continue to develop and track across parts of the area
today. The main risk from these rainbands will be heavy rainfall and
flash flooding. There will also be a risk for isolated tornadoes within
the rainbands with the greatest risk of tornadoes for areas along and
east of Interstate 49.

Tropical storm force winds, mainly in the form of gusts, will
continue portions of southwest Louisiana into the early afternoon.

Storm surge flooding will result in continued coastal inundation of 1
to 2 feet above ground level through the day.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Remain well guarded against
dangerous flood waters having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
coastal Louisiana. Remain well guarded against locally hazardous flood
waters having possible limited impacts.

* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
southwest Louisiana. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having
possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
coastal southeast Texas and coastal Louisiana. Remain well away from
locally hazardous surge having additional limited impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland along rivers and bayous that drain into the Gulf.
    - Sections of roads and parking lots near bodies of water may
      become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions
      dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers.
      A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across southwest
Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado
event having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

Now is the time to remain safely sheltered from the storm. Stay inside
and away from windows. Listen for updates and be ready in case you
lose electrical power. Locate your battery powered radio and flashlight
from your emergency supplies kit. Keep these items close.

Continue to keep your cell phone well charged for as long as
possible. If you lose power, use it more sparingly and mainly for
personal emergencies and check-ins.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Lake Charles la around 11 am CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


725 am CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

This product covers southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas

**cindy expected to weaken while moving farther inland**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Acadia, Calcasieu,
      East Cameron, Hardin, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis,
      Lafayette, lower St. Martin, Orange, southern Jasper, southern
      Newton, St. Mary, upper St. Martin, Vermilion, and West Cameron

* storm information:
    - about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles la
    - 30.5n 93.7w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

As of 7 am CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Cindy continues to move
further inland over western Louisiana. Rainbands around the center of
Cindy will continue to develop and track across parts of the area
today. The main risk from these rainbands will be heavy rainfall and
flash flooding. There will also be a risk for isolated tornadoes within
the rainbands with the greatest risk of tornadoes for areas along and
east of Interstate 49.

Tropical storm force winds, mainly in the form of gusts, will
continue portions of southwest Louisiana into the early afternoon.

Storm surge flooding will result in continued coastal inundation of 1
to 2 feet above ground level through the day.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Remain well guarded against
dangerous flood waters having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
coastal Louisiana. Remain well guarded against locally hazardous flood
waters having possible limited impacts.

* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
southwest Louisiana. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having
possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
coastal southeast Texas and coastal Louisiana. Remain well away from
locally hazardous surge having additional limited impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland along rivers and bayous that drain into the Gulf.
    - Sections of roads and parking lots near bodies of water may
      become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions
      dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers.
      A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across southwest
Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado
event having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

Now is the time to remain safely sheltered from the storm. Stay inside
and away from windows. Listen for updates and be ready in case you
lose electrical power. Locate your battery powered radio and flashlight
from your emergency supplies kit. Keep these items close.

Continue to keep your cell phone well charged for as long as
possible. If you lose power, use it more sparingly and mainly for
personal emergencies and check-ins.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Lake Charles la around 11 am CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


424 am CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

This product covers southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas

**cindy makes landfall in southwestern louisiana**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Acadia, Calcasieu,
      East Cameron, Hardin, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis,
      Lafayette, lower St. Martin, Orange, southern Jasper, southern
      Newton, St. Mary, upper St. Martin, Vermilion, and West Cameron

* storm information:
    - about 20 miles west-northwest of Cameron la or about 30 miles
      southwest of Lake Charles la
    - 29.9n 93.6w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

As of 4 am CDT, Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall over southwest
Louisiana. Areas of rain and heavier rainbands around the center of
Cindy continue to develop and track across parts of the area. This is
expected to continue throughout today, with an attendant risk of
localized flash flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Tropical storm force winds, mainly in the form of gusts, will
continue into the early afternoon.

Storm surge flooding will result in coastal inundation of 1 to 2 feet
above ground level during the morning hours at the time of predicted
astronomical high tide. Southerly winds will likely result in coastal
flooding lingering after the tropical storm has moved completely
inland.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Remain well guarded against
dangerous flood waters having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
coastal Louisiana. Remain well guarded against locally hazardous flood
waters having possible limited impacts.

* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well sheltered from
hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. If realized, these
impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across southwest
Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado
event having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
coastal southeast Texas and coastal southwest Louisiana. Remain well
away from locally hazardous surge having additional limited impacts.
If realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland along rivers and bayous that drain into the Gulf.
    - Sections of roads and parking lots near bodies of water may
      become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions
      dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers.
      A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

Continue to keep your cell phone well charged for as long as
possible. If you lose power, use it more sparingly and mainly for
personal emergencies and check-ins.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Lake Charles la around 8 am CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



424 am CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

This product covers southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas

**cindy makes landfall in southwestern louisiana**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Acadia, Calcasieu,
      East Cameron, Hardin, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis,
      Lafayette, lower St. Martin, Orange, southern Jasper, southern
      Newton, St. Mary, upper St. Martin, Vermilion, and West Cameron

* storm information:
    - about 20 miles west-northwest of Cameron la or about 30 miles
      southwest of Lake Charles la
    - 29.9n 93.6w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

As of 4 am CDT, Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall over southwest
Louisiana. Areas of rain and heavier rainbands around the center of
Cindy continue to develop and track across parts of the area. This is
expected to continue throughout today, with an attendant risk of
localized flash flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Tropical storm force winds, mainly in the form of gusts, will
continue into the early afternoon.

Storm surge flooding will result in coastal inundation of 1 to 2 feet
above ground level during the morning hours at the time of predicted
astronomical high tide. Southerly winds will likely result in coastal
flooding lingering after the tropical storm has moved completely
inland.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Remain well guarded against
dangerous flood waters having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
coastal Louisiana. Remain well guarded against locally hazardous flood
waters having possible limited impacts.

* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well sheltered from
hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. If realized, these
impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across southwest
Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado
event having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
coastal southeast Texas and coastal southwest Louisiana. Remain well
away from locally hazardous surge having additional limited impacts.
If realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland along rivers and bayous that drain into the Gulf.
    - Sections of roads and parking lots near bodies of water may
      become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions
      dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers.
      A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

Continue to keep your cell phone well charged for as long as
possible. If you lose power, use it more sparingly and mainly for
personal emergencies and check-ins.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Lake Charles la around 8 am CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


424 am CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

This product covers southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas

**cindy makes landfall in southwestern louisiana**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Acadia, Calcasieu,
      East Cameron, Hardin, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis,
      Lafayette, lower St. Martin, Orange, southern Jasper, southern
      Newton, St. Mary, upper St. Martin, Vermilion, and West Cameron

* storm information:
    - about 20 miles west-northwest of Cameron la or about 30 miles
      southwest of Lake Charles la
    - 29.9n 93.6w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
------------------

As of 4 am CDT, Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall over southwest
Louisiana. Areas of rain and heavier rainbands around the center of
Cindy continue to develop and track across parts of the area. This is
expected to continue throughout today, with an attendant risk of
localized flash flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Tropical storm force winds, mainly in the form of gusts, will
continue into the early afternoon.

Storm surge flooding will result in coastal inundation of 1 to 2 feet
above ground level during the morning hours at the time of predicted
astronomical high tide. Southerly winds will likely result in coastal
flooding lingering after the tropical storm has moved completely
inland.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Remain well guarded against
dangerous flood waters having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
coastal Louisiana. Remain well guarded against locally hazardous flood
waters having possible limited impacts.

* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well sheltered from
hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. If realized, these
impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across southwest
Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado
event having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
coastal southeast Texas and coastal southwest Louisiana. Remain well
away from locally hazardous surge having additional limited impacts.
If realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland along rivers and bayous that drain into the Gulf.
    - Sections of roads and parking lots near bodies of water may
      become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions
      dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers.
      A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

Continue to keep your cell phone well charged for as long as
possible. If you lose power, use it more sparingly and mainly for
personal emergencies and check-ins.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Lake Charles la around 8 am CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



424 am CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

This product covers southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas

**cindy makes landfall in southwestern louisiana**

New information
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* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Acadia, Calcasieu,
      East Cameron, Hardin, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis,
      Lafayette, lower St. Martin, Orange, southern Jasper, southern
      Newton, St. Mary, upper St. Martin, Vermilion, and West Cameron

* storm information:
    - about 20 miles west-northwest of Cameron la or about 30 miles
      southwest of Lake Charles la
    - 29.9n 93.6w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 12 mph

Situation overview
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As of 4 am CDT, Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall over southwest
Louisiana. Areas of rain and heavier rainbands around the center of
Cindy continue to develop and track across parts of the area. This is
expected to continue throughout today, with an attendant risk of
localized flash flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Tropical storm force winds, mainly in the form of gusts, will
continue into the early afternoon.

Storm surge flooding will result in coastal inundation of 1 to 2 feet
above ground level during the morning hours at the time of predicted
astronomical high tide. Southerly winds will likely result in coastal
flooding lingering after the tropical storm has moved completely
inland.

Potential impacts
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* flooding rain:
potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Remain well guarded against
dangerous flood waters having possible significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
coastal Louisiana. Remain well guarded against locally hazardous flood
waters having possible limited impacts.

* Wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well sheltered from
hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. If realized, these
impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across southwest
Louisiana and southeast Texas. Remain well braced against a tornado
event having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts
include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

* Surge:
potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
coastal southeast Texas and coastal southwest Louisiana. Remain well
away from locally hazardous surge having additional limited impacts.
If realized, these impacts include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland along rivers and bayous that drain into the Gulf.
    - Sections of roads and parking lots near bodies of water may
      become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions
      dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers.
      A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
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* other preparedness information:

Continue to keep your cell phone well charged for as long as
possible. If you lose power, use it more sparingly and mainly for
personal emergencies and check-ins.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Lake Charles la around 8 am CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Tornado Watch
Issued: 9:43 AM CDT Jun. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

Tornado Watch 363 remains in effect until 100 PM CDT for the
following locations

La
. Louisiana parishes included are

Ascension Assumption Avoyelles
Catahoula Concordia East Baton Rouge
East Carroll East Feliciana Franklin
Iberia Iberville Jefferson
Lafourche Livingston Madison
Morehouse Orleans Plaquemines
Pointe Coupee Richland St. Bernard
St. Charles St. Helena St. James
St. John The Baptist St. Landry St. Martin
St. Mary St. Tammany Tangipahoa
Tensas Terrebonne Washington
West Baton Rouge West Carroll West Feliciana




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:44 AM CDT Jun. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Louisiana and southeast Texas, including the
following areas, in Louisiana, Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles,
Beauregard, Calcasieu, East Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia,
Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, lower St. Martin, Rapides, St.
Landry, St. Mary, upper St. Martin, Vermilion, Vernon, and
West Cameron. In southeast Texas, Hardin, Jefferson, northern
Jasper, northern Newton, Orange, southern Jasper, southern
Newton, and Tyler.

* Through this evening

* periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area as
rainbands rotate around the center of Tropical Storm Cindy
today. Excessive rainfall will be capable of producing flash
flooding. Average rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are
expected with isolated higher amounts.

* The flooding of roads, low lying areas, and areas with poor
drainage will be possible. If encountering flooded roadways,
remember to turn around, don't drown.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.




Wind Advisory
Issued: 4:46 AM CDT Jun. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

* timing... tonight through midday Friday

* winds... 25 to 35 mph with higher gusts

* impacts... difficult driving conditions for high profile
vehicles, especially on elevated roadways. Loose lawn objects
along with trash cans will be blown around. Small tree limbs
broken. Sporadic power outages possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 20 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.