Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
536 PM CDT MON AUG 18 2014

...CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING EAST AFFECTING WILKINSON
COUNTY...POINTE COUPEE PARISH...EAST FELICIANA PARISH...WEST
FELICIANA PARISH...

AT 530 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 16 MILES
EAST OF SIMMESPORT TO 11 MILES NORTHWEST OF NEW ROADS TO KROTZ
SPRINGS...MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

THE CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
  LOTTIE BY 545 PM...
  WAKEFIELD AND NEW ROADS BY 620 PM...
  WOODVILLE AND ST. FRANCISVILLE BY 625 PM...
  SPILLMAN AND 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF JACKSON BY 630 PM...

THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THESE STORMS IS WIND GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH...
WHICH COULD DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS.
SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE HOME OR BUILDING UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE
PASSED.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF OUTDOORS...STAY
AWAY FROM ISOLATED HIGH OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES. MOVE INDOORS IF
POSSIBLE. WHEN INDOORS...STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS AND AVOID
USING TELEPHONES UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY
ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES BEFORE THE THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES.

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