Natchitoches Parish prepares for flooding.

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The Red River is currently at a height not seen in Shreveport since 1945

As a result of a changing river over time, we continue to make adjustments to our daily river forecast based on new flow readings from the COE and the USGS. Here is the latest on the Red River flooding and forecast.

SHREVEPORT: Current Stage is 34.8 feet. Crest Sunday afternoon through Monday at 36.5 feet, and potentially above 36 feet for up to 5 days.

COUSHATTA: Current Stage is 36.1 feet. Crest Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday at 38.5 feet.

GRANDE CORE: Current Stage is 38.7 feet. Crest Thursday Afternoon through Friday at 42.5 feet.

GENERAL IMPACTS:

1. Some power may have to be cut to homes in Natchitoches Parish

2. Red Cross working with partners and local authorities to provide shelter and assitance.

3. Severe back water flooding of agricultural land along and adjacent to the river.

4. Possible loss of livestock (if not moved) and farm equipment.

5. Subdivisions may become cut off by flood waters, with some homes inundated.

6. Secondary roads may become inundated and cutoff.

7. Some railroads may become flooded.

8. Recreational activities will be limited on the Red River through the summer.

9. Sheriff’s office providing boats for evacuations.

10. City of Natchitoches to provide sandbags.

11. Natchitoches Parish Government to provide sandbags.

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