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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM ISAAC LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1248 PM CDT THU AUG 30 2012

...WEAKENING TROPICAL STORM ISAAC CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTH
NORTHWEST OVER NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...

.NEW INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM ISAAC IS NOW JUST WEST OF COLUMBIA LOUISIANA.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED
ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE IN SELECT LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHWEST AND NORTH
CENTRAL LOUISIANA.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT TODAY FOR
THE FOLLOWING PARISHES...JACKSON...OUACHITA...NATCHITOCHES...
WINN...GRANT...CALDWELL AND LA SALLE PARISHES.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 PM CDT TODAY FOR THE
SAME LOCATIONS.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 12 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.7N...LONGITUDE 92.1W. THIS WAS ABOUT 60 MILES
EAST OF NATCHITOCHES LOUISIANA...OR ABOUT 60 MILES SOUTH OF MONROE
LOUISIANA. STORM MOTION WAS NORTH NORTHWEST OR 330 DEGREES AT 9
MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS 40 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE BEING FELT GENERALLY SOUTH AND EAST
OF A LINE FROM NATCHITOCHES TO MONROE LOUISIANA. THESE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO SLOWLY WEAKEN AS ISAAC DRIFTS NORTH NORTHWEST.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
ISAAC HAS MOVED INTO THE WARNING AREA AND PREPAREDNESS PLANS
SHOULD ALREADY BE COMPLETED. PERSONS IN LOW LYING...FLOOD PRONE
AREAS...SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE HEAVY RAINFALL...AND
ISOLATED FLOODING. EVACUATE IF DIRECTED TO DO SO BY LOCAL
OFFICIALS...OR IF YOUR HOME IS VULNERABLE TO FLOODING.

FOR ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY AND PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION...
PLEASE REFER TO THE DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS RELATIVE TO YOUR
LOCATION AS FURTHER DESCRIBED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT AROUND 4 PM CDT...OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

LAZ013-014-018>022-302100-
/O.CON.KSHV.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
JACKSON-OUACHITA-NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-
1248 PM CDT THU AUG 30 2012

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...WINDS...
AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC MOVES NORTH NORTHWEST AND CONTINUES TO
WEAKEN...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE. MAXIMUM
WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 30 TO 40 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS TO
50 MPH...DECREASING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

MINOR DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE TO MOBILE HOMES... ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT
HAVE CANOPIES...AWNINGS...OR CARPORTS. POORLY CONSTRUCTED HOMES
MAY SUSTAIN MINOR DAMAGE. OTHER HOMES MAY HAVE MINOR ROOF AND
SIDING DAMAGE. SOME LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS WILL BE TOSSED AROUND AND
MAY CAUSE ADDITIONAL DAMAGE. A FEW POWER LINES WILL BE KNOCKED
DOWN RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. SOME LARGE BRANCHES OF
HEALTHY TREES WILL BE SNAPPED.

...INLAND FLOODING...
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA THROUGH 7 PM TODAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO
5 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS...ARE POSSIBLE DURING
THIS TIME. FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE...IN AND NEAR THE FLASH
FLOOD WATCH AREA.

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