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Flash flood warnings issued at 8:58 this morning

Flash Flood Warning by NWS

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Effective: 2024-04-10 08:58:00 CDT

Expires: 2024-04-10 11:30:00 CDT

Urgency: Immediate

Severity: Severe

Certainty: Likely

Instruction: Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

Target Area: Allen, LA; Beauregard, LA; Vernon, LA; Jasper County,TX; Newton County, TX

Severe thunderstorms have triggered life-threatening flash floods in several areas, as detected by Doppler radar at 8:58 AM CDT. The region has already been drenched with 5 to 13 inches of rain, and forecasts suggest an additional inch could fall. The flooding is impacting creeks, streams, urban zones, and transportation routes, with numerous roads shut down. Authorities advise postponing travel. Affected communities include De Ridder, Leesville, Newton, and others in the vicinity.



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