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Flood update from Bossier Parish officials

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Information during a briefing of all Bossier Parish agencies conducted Thursday morning (March 10):

  • Red Chute Bayou at Dogwood Trail is expected to crest at 26.5 feet; at Sligo Rd., the bayou is holding steady at 38.8 feet. Little change is expected through Friday according to the National Weather Service.
  • Flooding in south Bossier Parish is comparable to that which occurred in March, 2001.
  • Forecasters are predicting between three and four inches additional rainfall through Sunday.
  • Flat River at Sligo, little change is expected through Sunday.
  • The Red River reportedly is slightly above flood stage at Coushatta and water from streams and bayous in Bossier Parish is moving out.
  • Mandatory evacuations continue in Victorian Pointe, Carriage Oaks, Brookhaven, Stockwell Place, Lafayette Park, Stone Bridge, Tiburon, Richmond Cove and Dogwood*. In Dogwood, particularly Dogwood South where homes adjoin Red Chute and other low-lying areas where flooding potential remains.
  • Residents in south Bossier Parish are urged to continue to monitor water levels and be prepared to leave quickly.
  • The bridge on Sligo Rd. just east of Chesapeake is now open to traffic.
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