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Bossier Parish weather and flood update

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Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune

Weather and potential flood information presented to members of the Bossier Parish Emergency Management Advisory Committee:

  • Red River crest level has changed slightly in the past 24 hours. The Red at Shreveport is forecast by the National Weather Service to measure 32.5 feet by Thursday.
  • NWS predicts the Red River at Coushatta will crest at 37 feet Friday.
  • As the Red River rises near Coushatta, Bossier Parish residents who reside south of La. Hwy. 154 could expect backwater flooding in low-lying areas along Red Chute Bayou and Flat River.
  • Forecast crest on Lake Bistineau is 144 feet by Friday, and a no-wake zone is declared once the lake reaches that level. Some flooding in low areas along the lake could be expected.
  • Residents of River Bluff, Cash Point and the Red River South Marina should keep an eye on water levels.
  • Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has produced a list of south Bossier residents who were impacted by flooding in March. BOHSEP officials and Bossier Parish deputies have made contact with the residents and will continue to monitor their situation.
  • No parish or state roads are closed at this time.
  • Bossier Parish and Bossier City have sandbags stockpiled and are prepared to meet the needs of residents in flood prone areas. Inmates from the parish correctional facilities are assisting in filling sandbags.
  • Sandbags are available at the Bossier Parish Police Jury highway department maintenance complex, 410 Mayfield St., Benton, available from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through Tuesday. Bags will be available during normal hours of 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, unless circumstances change. Highway department crews will be on call as needed to respond to any emergency.
    • Bossier City Public Service Complex, 3223 Old Shed Rd. from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    • Elm Grove Elementary School on U.S. Hwy. 71 south, self-service 24 hours per day.
    • Tooke Memorial Library, 451 Fairview Point Rd., Koran, self-service 24 hours per day.
  • The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office has established a mobile command at the Red River South Travel Plaza on U.S. Hwy. 71.