Tangipahoa Parish County, LA
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Special Weather Statement
LAZ037-071-030100-

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
659 PM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING EAST AFFECTING ST. HELENA
PARISH...NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA PARISH...

AT 657 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS NEAR GREENSBURG...OR ABOUT 5 MILES
EAST OF GREENSBURG...MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

THE CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
6 MILES NORTH OF ROSELAND BY 715 PM...
TANGIPAHOA AND 6 MILES SOUTH OF KENTWOOD BY 725 PM...
WILMER BY 800 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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