Mandatory evacuations ordered for N. Bossier neighborhoods

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Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker and Wanda Bennett, Bossier Parish Police Jury President, have issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION of the following neighborhoods and subdivisions due to flooding or pending flooding:

Victorias Pointe
Carriage Oaks
Brookhaven
Stockwell Place
Lafayette Park
Stonebridge
Tiburon
Dogwood
Richmond Cove

Officials point out that there is no breach of the levee currently. The mandatory evacuation is in place in anticipation of an additional 10 inches or more of rain forecast by the National Weather Service.

Officials understand that Dogwood Subdivision comprises more than 1,000 homes and encourage everyone in the proximity of Red Chute Bayou to be aware of the rising waters and pending flooding.

Displaced residents can find shelter at the Bossier Civic Center on 620 Benton Road. American Red Cross is also assisting.