- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to northwest Louisiana to get a firsthand look at the rising waters of the Red River. The governor will be in Caddo and Bossier parishes Friday.

Meteorologist Mario Valverde (val-VER-dee) says data indicates the crest is likely to hit 35.5 feet Saturday. That’s still under the 70-year mark of 38.3 feet set in April 1945.

Jindal says the state has deployed more than 255,000 sandbags to areas prone to flood waters, and approximately 650,000 more are on standby.

Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington says the Cash Point RV Park has been evacuated and the River Bluff subdivision is in damage of flooding.

In Caddo Parish, several homes near Twelve Mile Bayou have flooded and sections of several streets near the river are covered with water.

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