Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
700 PM CDT MON APR 14 2014

...LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING EAST AFFECTING PEARL RIVER
COUNTY...UPPER LAFOURCHE PARISH...UPPER JEFFERSON PARISH...UPPER
PLAQUEMINES PARISH...HANCOCK COUNTY...ST. TAMMANY PARISH...ORLEANS
PARISH...UPPER ST. BERNARD PARISH...JACKSON COUNTY...LOWER
PLAQUEMINES PARISH...LOWER ST. BERNARD PARISH...LOWER JEFFERSON
PARISH...HARRISON COUNTY...

AT 655 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM PICAYUNE
TO 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SLIDELL TO BELLE CHASSE TO LAROSE...MOVING
EAST AT 50 MPH.

THE LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
  LAFITTE BY 705 PM...
  KILN BY 710 PM...
  DIAMONDHEAD BY 715 PM...
  MYRTLE GROVE AND PASS CHRISTIAN BY 725 PM...
  YSCLOSKEY AND LONG BEACH BY 730 PM...
  SAUCIER...POINTE A LA HACHE AND LYMAN BY 735 PM...

THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THESE STORMS IS WIND GUSTS 35 TO 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.

THESE STORMS COULD PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES IN A
SHORT PERIOD OF TIME...RESULTING IN PONDING OF WATER AROUND LOW LYING
ROADWAYS. REMEMBER...DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO WATER COVERED
ROADWAYS. THE DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW A SAFE CROSSING.

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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