Severe thunderstorm warning for Avoyelles extended until 8:45 a.m.

Heavy rain and strong wind reported in Bunkie

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES  HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA...
  NORTHWESTERN VERMILION PARISH IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA...
  EASTERN RAPIDES PARISH IN CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
  ST. LANDRY PARISH IN CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
  EASTERN EVANGELINE PARISH IN CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
  AVOYELLES PARISH IN CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
  NORTHWESTERN ST. MARTIN PARISH IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
  LAFAYETTE PARISH IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
  ACADIA PARISH IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 845 AM CDT

* AT 801 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
  MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR
  ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO NEAR WHITEVILLE TO NEAR LYONS
  POINT...AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  LAFAYETTE...ALEXANDRIA...OPELOUSAS...PINEVILLE...CROWLEY...
  CATAHOULA...EUNICE...SCOTT...BREAUX BRIDGE...RAYNE...CARENCRO...
  VILLE PLATTE...ST. MARTINVILLE...MARKSVILLE...CHURCH POINT...
  BUNKIE...MAMOU...SIMMESPORT...IOTA AND KROTZ SPRINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.

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