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Tropical Depression Harvey Local Statement Advisory Number 43
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA  AL092017
1102 PM CDT Wed Aug 30 2017

This product covers SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS

**FLOODING RAINS CONTINUE OVER EXTREME EASTERN TEXAS AND WESTERN 
LOUISIANA** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 30 miles north-northeast of Alexandria LA
    - 31.7N 92.3W
    - Storm Intensity 35 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 9 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

As of 10 pm CDT, Tropical Depression Harvey was continuing to track
toward the northeast across Central Louisiana with maximum 
sustained winds of 35 mph, and it is forecast to continue with this 
motion overnight tonight and into Thursday.  

Rainfall continues across interior East Texas into Central Louisiana, 
where an additional one half to 1 inch of rainfall is possible the 
rest of tonight, with locally higher amounts possible. A flash flood 
watch remains in effect for these areas. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across 
East Texas and Extreme Western Louisiana. Remain well guarded against 
life-threatening flood waters having additional devastating to 
catastrophic impacts. 
These impacts include:
    - Extreme rainfall flooding may prompt numerous evacuations and 
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may overwhelmingly overflow their banks 
      in many places with deep moving water. Small streams, creeks, 
      canals, and ditches may become raging rivers. Flood control 
      systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter numerous structures within multiple 
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed 
      away. Numerous places where flood waters may cover escape 
      routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of raging water 
      with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become very 
      dangerous. Numerous road and bridge closures with some weakened 
      or washed out.

Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across 
parts of Central Louisiana. Remain well guarded against 
life-threatening flood waters having possible limited impacts.

* WIND:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time 
across SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

* SURGE:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time 
across coastal SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time 
across SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:

Do not return to evacuated areas until hazardous winds diminish 
and flood waters abate.

RECOVERY PHASE - Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe. 
Listen for the all-clear signal from local authorities.

* 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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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in Lake Charles LA regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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