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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State LOUISIANA
County/Area VERNON
WFO LCH
Begin Date 11/01/2009 00:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 6
Begin Azimuth NNW
Begin Location BURR FERRY
Begin Lat/Lon 31.15/-93.55
End Date 11/04/2009 00:00:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth WNW
End Location BURR FERRY
End Lat/Lon 31.09/-93.54
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 750.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Extensive heavy rainfall across much of eastern Texas and Louisiana during the month of October 2009 led to considerable runoff flowing into the Sabine River basin well into November 2009. Due to this heavy rainfall, the Sabine River Authority was forced to release water from a swollen Toledo Bend Reservoir at the end of October 2009, and the Sabine River began the month of November 2009 already above flood stage along its entire length south of Toledo bend Dam. These extra water flows from Toledo Bend Reservoir combined with runoff flowing into the Sabine River south of the dam to create the worst flooding along the Sabine River since March 2001. Vernon, Beauregard, and Calcasieu Parishes all declared states of emergency due to the extensive river flooding, which lead to major damage of roadways in the western portions of all three parishes. Although several homes and subdivisions were cut off from surrounding areas due to the floodwaters, no homes were reportedly flooded.
Event Narrative River flooding along the Sabine River during the first week of November 2009 caused an estimated $500,000 damage to roads in western Vernon Parish.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 2.250M 0.00K
BANCROFT BEAUREGARD PAR. LA 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
BURR FERRY VERNON PAR. LA 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
STARKS CALCASIEU PAR. LA 11/03/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.250M 0.00K