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.

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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.

Buddy Russ
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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

Flood in Lake Charles (Photo by Mike Soileau TSM Son Brandon Soileau)
Flood in Lake Charles (Photo by Mike Soileau TSM Son Brandon Soileau)
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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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