Bossier City/Parish: Highway 71 south of Highway 157 is now open to traffic.
The evacuation watch for the subdivisions near the Red Chute Bayou Levee, Sligo Road areas and residents south of Highways 157 and 154 to Loggy Bayou Bridge and west to the Red River have been lifted.
The Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is asking property owners who have experienced storm or flood damage to their homes or property to report damages by calling (318) 425-5351 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from now until Wednesday, November 11, 2009. These residents are asked to be prepared to provide their names, address of the damage location, contact information, and type of insurance or notification of being uninsured. The information will be used to help determine if the area will be eligible for individual financial assistance. It is important to note that this will not guarantee financial assistance for these property owners but will help determine if the parish will collectively qualify for this assistance.
Anyone whose water well and sanitary sewer systems became flooded needs to call the Office of Public Health at (318) 741-7492.
Sandbagging and rock work continues on the levee along Red Chute Bayou. The Dogwood Trail Bridge remains closed so work can continue on the levee. Stockwell Road from Ellington Way to Coy Roy will also remain closed to traffic to give easier access to vehicles and machines needed to work on the levee.
Caddo Parish: Hwy. 538 in Oil City just past Main Street is still closed. Water is still across road at Tyre and Linwood, and Linwood @ Barron, and Linwood @ the DeSoto parish line; however those roads are not closed, but officials urge extreme caution, especially at night.
Webster Parish: With the exception of several roads around the Lake Bistineau area, all roadways within the parish are now open. Waters around the Lake Bistineau area continue to recede.
Monday, November 2 2009 6:28 AM EST2009-11-02 11:28:38 GMT
Despite earlier reports on Sunday that Red Chute Bayou had crested, Caddo and Bossier emergency preparedness officials say they're not ready to make that same claim based on their constant monitoring of the waterway.More >>
Sunday, November 1 2009 12:59 PM EST2009-11-01 17:59:21 GMT
Due to a fast recession of Dorcheat at Springhill, which crested late yesterday at 20.7', waters have receded enough along LA Hwy. 2 from Sarepta to Shongaloo for DOTD to feel comfortable with reopening that roadway. More >>
Sunday, November 1 2009 2:29 AM EST2009-11-01 07:29:12 GMT
By Barak Shapiro - bio|email DIXIE INN, LOUISIANA (KSLA) - In Webster Parish Bayou Dorcheat at Dixie Inn is expected to tie if not break a 12 year old record. On Tuesday Dorcheat at Dixie Inn is expectedMore >>
Sunday, November 1 2009 2:30 AM EST2009-11-01 07:30:20 GMT
WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The National Weather Service says flood levels on Dorcheat Bayou at Springhill, Dixie Inn and Lake Bistineau will hit record or near record flooding levels. Voluntary evacuationsMore >>