Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State LOUISIANA
County/Area VERNON
WFO LCH
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-03-20 18:36:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 67SSW KNIGHT
Begin Lat/Lon 30.02/-93.85
End Date 2012-03-21 02:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 51S KNIGHT
End Lat/Lon 30.19/-93.57
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.52M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A cold front slowly moved into Southeast Texas and then into far west sections of Louisiana during the 20th. The cold front stalled upon entering Louisiana and then slowly moved back west through the evening before finally moving east in the morning of the 21st. The slow moving boundary produced severe weather and widespread flooding.
Event Narrative Thunderstorms trained over the same area through the afternoon and evening across portions of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Betwen 10 and 14 inches of rain flooded cars and closed and/or washed out some roadways around Hornbeck and Leesville. Cars were reported to be trapped and/or floating on Highway 171 from Hornbeck to Rosepine during the event. OEP reported 22 homes were flooded.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 10.871M 0.00K
WEST CAMERON (ZONE) WEST CAMERON (ZONE) LA 03/20/2012 12:00 CST-6 Coastal Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST. MARY (ZONE) ST. MARY (ZONE) LA 03/20/2012 12:00 CST-6 Coastal Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERMILION (ZONE) VERMILION (ZONE) LA 03/20/2012 12:00 CST-6 Coastal Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST CAMERON (ZONE) EAST CAMERON (ZONE) LA 03/20/2012 12:00 CST-6 Coastal Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VINTON CALCASIEU PAR. LA 03/20/2012 15:13 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.750M 0.00K
HELME BEAUREGARD PAR. LA 03/20/2012 16:14 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.840M 0.00K
KNIGHT VERNON PAR. LA 03/20/2012 18:36 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.520M 0.00K
IKES BEAUREGARD PAR. LA 03/21/2012 02:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEESVILLE VERNON PAR. LA 03/21/2012 02:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VINTON CALCASIEU PAR. LA 03/21/2012 02:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LAKE ARTHUR JEFFERSON DAVIS PAR. LA 03/21/2012 03:17 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
JENNINGS JEFFERSON DAVIS PAR. LA 03/21/2012 03:33 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUEYDAN VERMILION PAR. LA 03/21/2012 03:40 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 2.500M 0.00K
EUNICE ST. LANDRY PAR. LA 03/21/2012 04:08 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANCKER VERMILION PAR. LA 03/21/2012 04:53 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
GROSSE ISLE VERMILION PAR. LA 03/21/2012 04:59 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
ABBEVILLE VERMILION PAR. LA 03/21/2012 05:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HESSMER AVOYELLES PAR. LA 03/21/2012 06:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PATTERSON ST. MARY PAR. LA 03/21/2012 07:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 10.871M 0.00K