The Most Flood-Prone Roads In Lake Charles
This is the second week in a row that Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana will see some severe weather rolling into the area. The current forecast is calling for strong winds and heavy rains in the area.
The National Weather Service is calling for:
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 78. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
With that being said, if you are from Lake Charles or the Southwest Louisiana area, then you know it doesn't take much rain to flood the roadways in the city of Lake Charles and surrounding areas.
Seeing that I was born and raised in Lake Charles, a few of the roads that flood came to mind and I wanted to share them with you in case you never pass through those areas after a downpour. Here is just a few of many I could think of:
Ryan Street between College Street/210 overpass to Lagrange Street
Enterprise and Alamo
Enterprise Blvd and 18th Street
Lake Street at Sallier Street
Prien Lake Road between Kirkman & Common Streets
Ryan Street between School Street to Sale Street
Common Street South of McNeese Street
Ryan Street Between 7th street to Sallier Street
Common Street in front of TS Cooley elementary
Just a few that came to mind so be careful when hitting the roadways after a bad storm. I am sure I missed a ton more. So a little friendly advice, If it looks deep, it probably is so turn around, don't drown.
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