Iberia Parish News:

Courthouse Building
300 Iberia Street, Suite 400
New Iberia, LA 70560-4543

Phone: 337-365-8246

From Parish President M. Larry Richard - Hazardous Weather Message from NWS -  3/16/2021

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

Increasing Severe Weather Potential for Central Louisiana...

At least Some Risk of Severe Weather for the Entire Area...


Damaging wind gusts greater than 60 mph

Hail larger than 1" in diameter

A few tornadoes, with highest probability in central Louisiana.


Across the entire NWS Lake Charles Forecast Area

The highest probability will be northeast of a Toledo Bend to Oakdale to Opelousas line where an Enhanced Risk (Level 3 out of 5) potential exists.

From roughly northeast of Rockland to Lake Charles to Intracoastal City line a Slight Risk (Level 2 out of 5) potential exists.


Wednesday afternoon --- starting in southeast Texas around noon, moving into Louisiana between 2 and 3 pm, ending in South Central Louisiana around 7 pm.

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