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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 8:49 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Calcasieu River near Glenmora.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:45 PM Friday the stage was 15.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 17.5 feet by
tomorrow early afternoon then begin falling.
* Impact... at stages near 18.0 feet... numerous roads near the river
are closed, including Highway 112 which is flooded for about 1.5
miles between Highway 121 and Beechwood church. Major flood damage
downstream will occur downstream of the gauge.
* Impact... at stages near 16.0 feet... when the river is rising and
forecast to reach 16 feet, portions of Highway 112 between Highway
121 and Beechwood church is subject to flooding.

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849 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Red River near Alexandria.
* From Monday afternoon until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 7:00 PM Friday the stage was 25.3 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Monday afternoon and continue
to rise to near 36.5 feet by Thursday evening.
* Impact... at stages near 35.0 feet... considerable overflow below
Alexandria to the confluence with the Black River occurs. Backwater
flooding worsens along inflow bayous that drain into the Red River.
* Impact... at stages near 33.0 feet... backwater flooding begins
along bayou Maria and Huffman creeks east of Pineville.
* Impact... at stages near 32.0 feet... flooding of lowland areas near
the river occurs and recreational boating is affected.
* Impact... at stages near 31.0 feet... some of the outfall canals are
slowed or not allowed to drain into the river between 31 and 32
feet. Depending on rainfall this could cause flooding along some of
the bayous, especially along bayou rigolette.
* Impact... at stages near 28.0 feet... overflow occurs on Floodway
side of levee from gauge to Acme. Recreational boaters should use
extreme caution due to High River flows.
* Impact... at stages near 23.0 feet... when the river reaches 23 feet
with a predicted continual rise, the public boat ramps in Rapides
and Avoyelles parishes will close. These include the ramps at
Boyce, Fort Buhlow, Alexandria levee park, lock and dam #2,
Brouillette and Ben routh recreation areas.

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1124 am CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
north central Rapides Parish in central Louisiana...

* until 1115 am CST Tuesday

* at 1118 am CST, heavy rains over the watershed of bayou rigolette.
Will likely cause significant rises on The Bayou. This in
combination of rises expected on the Red River. Flooding may
become more of a concern over the next several days.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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