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Local Statement for CINDY (Lake Charles, LA) (Text)


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  AL032017
1041 AM CDT THU JUN 22 2017

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS

**TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY CONTINUES TO WEAKEN BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE** 


NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - ALL WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - NONE

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - ABOUT 60 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF LAKE CHARLES LA OR ABOUT 60 
      MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF ALEXANDRIA LA
    - 31.0N 93.5W
    - STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
    - MOVEMENT NORTH OR 10 DEGREES AT 13 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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AS OF 10 AM CDT, TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY WAS LOCATED 60 MILES 
NORTH-NORTHWEST OF LAKE CHARLES LA. THE TRACK CONTINUES TOWARDS THE
NORTH AT 13 MPH. CINDY HAS CONTINUED TO WEAKEN THIS MORNING AFTER 
MAKING LANDFALL WITH THIS OVERALL PATTERN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE. 

AREAS OF RAIN AND HEAVIER RAINBANDS CONTINUE TO SWIRL AROUND THE REMAINS
OF CINDY AS THE DEPRESSION TRACKS NORTHWARD. THE THREAT FOR LOCALIZED FLASH
FLOODING AND ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL CONTINUE. 

STORM SURGE FLOODING WILL RESULT IN COASTAL INUNDATION OF 1 TO 3 FEET
ABOVE GROUND LEVEL THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THEREAFTER A SLOW
FALL IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE EVENING. 

STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO TAPER OFF THROUGH THE AFTERNOON 
HOURS AS CINDY LIFTS NORTHWARD AND AWAY FROM THE REGION. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM FLOODING RAIN ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS THE 
ENTIRE AREA. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST LIFE-THREATENING FLOOD WATERS 
HAVING FURTHER IMPACTS OF EXTENSIVE POTENTIAL.

ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM FLOODING RAIN ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS THE ENTIRE
AREA. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST DANGEROUS FLOOD WATERS HAVING FURTHER 
IMPACTS OF LIMITED TO SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL.

* WIND:
LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL WIND IMPACTS EXPECTED.

    - COMMUNITY OFFICIALS ARE NOW ASSESSING THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL WIND 
      IMPACTS ACCORDINGLY.
    - EMERGENCY WORK CREWS ARE RESTORING ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY 
      INFRASTRUCTURE AS NECESSARY.
    - IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY DIAL 9 1 1.


* TORNADOES:
ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS 
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS. REMAIN WELL BRACED AGAINST 
TORNADO EVENT HAVING FURTHER LIMITED IMPACT POTENTIAL.

* SURGE:
MINOR SURGE IMPACTS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST.

    - COMMUNITY OFFICIALS ARE NOW ASSESSING THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL 
      SURGE IMPACTS ACCORDINGLY.
    - EMERGENCY WORK CREWS ARE RESTORING ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY 
      INFRASTRUCTURE AS NECESSARY.
    - IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY DIAL 9 1 1.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS, LITTLE TO 
NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

IF YOUR HOME OR SHELTER WAS DAMAGED, BE ALERT TO THE SMELL OF NATURAL 
GAS LEAKS AND CAUTIOUS AROUND EXPOSED ELECTRICAL WIRING, BROKEN 
GLASS, JAGGED METAL AND WOOD, AND PROTRUDING NAILS AND SCREWS.

CHECK TO SEE IF EVERYONE IN YOUR GROUP IS OK. ADMINISTER FIRST AID TO 
THOSE WHO ARE INJURED. CALL 9 1 1 FOR ANY SERIOUS INJURIES. REMEMBER, 
IT MAY BE MORE DIFFICULT FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO ARRIVE QUICKLY 
IN THE TIME PERIOD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE STORM.

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND CHECK ON THOSE LIVING NEXT TO YOU. BE 
NEIGHBORLY AND LEND A HELPING HAND.


WHEN CLEARING OUT FALLEN TREES, BE CAREFUL WITH CHAIN SAWS AND AXES. 
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AND KEEP OTHERS AT A SAFE DISTANCE. USE 
THESE TOOLS ACCORDING TO OPERATING MANUALS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTION. 
LEANING TREES AND THOSE WHICH HAVE FALLEN ON ROOF TOPS CAN BE 
ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING. IF YOU ARE NOT IN GOOD HEALTH OR UNSURE ABOUT 
WHAT YOU ARE DOING, HAVE SOMEONE ELSE WITH TREE CUTTING EXPERIENCE DO 
THE JOB. NEVER CUT TREES WITHOUT A PARTNER.

IF USING A GENERATOR, AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING BY FOLLOWING 
INSTRUCTIONS BY THE MANUFACTURER. MAKE SURE THAT THE GENERATOR IS RUN 
IN A WELL VENTILATED SPACE.

PROBLEMS WITH SEWER BACKUPS CAN FURTHER CONTAMINATE STANDING FLOOD 
WATERS. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. ALSO, LISTEN FOR BOIL WATER ALERTS 
RELATIVE TO COMMUNITIES WHOSE TAP WATER MAY HAVE BECOME NON-POTABLE.

* 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.

$$

KUYPER/BRAZZEL/NAVEJAR/MEGNIA

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