Rain may taper off by afternoon

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Staff report


Some 4-8 inches of rain has fallen across parts of Southeast Texas, and 2-4 more inches were expected to fall Tuesday morning, said Roger Erickson, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service Lake Charles.

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Erickson said rain should taper off in the afternoon, but a flash flood warning will continue for most of Jefferson County and parts of Orange County.

No problems were reported at Drainage District No. 7 Tuesday morning.

“The water is flowing, we have diesel, the supervisors are in the field,” said an employee who answered the phone.