Alexandria, LA 71301
Last Updated: 11/24/14 09:41:07 EST
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 FLOOD WARNING




FLOOD STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS BATON ROUGE LA

1047 AM CDT SAT APR 14 2012



...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN

LOUISIANA...



THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MORGAN CITY AFFECTING ST. MARY PARISH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED ALONG WITH

ANTICIPATED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FORECASTS

WILL BE MADE IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS.



DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER...TWO FEET OF

RUSHING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES INCLUDING PICKUPS. TURN

AROUND AND DON'T DROWN.



A FOLLOWUP PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED LATER. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER

RADIO...LOCAL TV AND RADIO STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE PROVIDER...FOR

THE LATEST INFORMATION. THE LATEST GRAPHICAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION

CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV.



&&

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY EVENING...THE FLOOD WARNING

CONTINUES FOR

THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MORGAN CITY.

* UNTIL WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AT 10:00 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.2 FEET.

* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY

WEDNESDAY EVENING APRIL 18.

* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 4.0 FEET.

* IMPACT...AT 4.0 FEET...WATER WILL MOVE UP THE BANK AND ACROSS ACCESS

ROADS BELOW THE CITY DOCK. FLOODWALL GATES SHOULD BE CLOSED BY THE

5 FOOT STAGE TO PROTECT AGAINST HIGHER STAGES. VESSEL TRAFFIC WILL

BE AFFECTED BY STRONGER RIVER CURRENT AND VESSEL TRAFFIC SAFETY

RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE U. S. COAST GUARD.

* IMPACT...AT 4.0 FEET...THE IMPACT ON RIVER SIDE INDUSTRY WILL LESSEN

AS THE RIVER BEGINS TO RECEDE.



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