- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says the Red River in northwestern Louisiana is on track to reach its highest level in 70 years, and that will cause some homes and businesses to flood.

During a briefing Friday in Shreveport, Jindal said the National Weather Service predicts the river will crest Sunday in that city at 36.5 feet - a foot higher than an earlier forecast.

He says the river could remain at that level for 36 to 48 hours, and it will drain slowly over the next month or so. Water is coming from heavy several rains days ago in Oklahoma and Texas.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is telling people not go wading or skiing in flood waters. He says emergency workers shouldn’t have to rescue those who “do something stupid.”



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