- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

BENTON, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish officials are urging residents in some areas that went under water in mid-June to be prepared to deal again with high water levels along the Red River.

The Times of Shreveport reports (https://bit.ly/1HmMcGk ) that National Weather Service forecasters predict that the Red will crest at 32.5 feet by the first of July. That’s roughly five feet lower than the 37.14-foot crest recorded during the latest round of flooding.

Currently, South Bossier Parish appears likely to escape the type of flooding that came as the Red crested over 37 feet.

But Bossier Parish Administrator Bill Altimus says areas in north Bossier Parish will be in danger of renewed flooding.

Bossier Parish officials are making sandbags available to residents as a precaution.


Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com



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