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Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard The Latest Alert from NWS  -  5/8/2019
Emergency

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

The National Weather Service is forecasting increasing rain chances beginning today and continuing through the rest of week. Here is our current thinking on severe weather and heavy/rain flood potential.


Severe Weather:

Strong to severe storms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. Severe weather will also be possible on Thursday. The best chance for severe storms will be over southeast Texas and west central Louisiana. On Thursday, the best chance will be north of the I10 corridor.

Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes will be possible.

Heavy Rain/Flooding Potential:

While bursts of heavy rain may lead to localized flooding, periods of more widespread heavy rain will be likely Thursday through Saturday night. The flood threat will be increasing as well.

Rainfall estimates through Saturday: 4 to 8 inches

Some areas could receive 10-15 inches.

Highest amounts are forecasted over southeast Texas and central Louisiana.

Besides flash flooding, we will be monitoring for rises in area rivers, especially the Neches and Sabine Rivers.

Stay tuned for further updates. An interactive Facebook Live session will be held around 5 PM this afternoon


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