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LATEST FLOOD UPDATES, LINKS AND CLOSURE INFO

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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.

Important Links:
ksla.com Weather page
ksla.com Interactive Radar page
Latest on Ark-La-Tex rivers and lakes from the NWS
Severe weather and flooding safety information

Ark-La-Tex road conditions:
Louisiana Highway Department: 1-(888)-ROAD-511
Louisiana State Police: 1-(800)-469-4828 or * LSP or *577 on a Cell Phone

Arkansas Highway Department: Motorists may call 1-(501)-569-2374 any time day or night to receive the latest information on weather-related road conditions.
Arkansas State Police: 1-(870)-777-4641 (Troop G, Hope, AR)

Texas Highway Department: 1-(800) 452-9292
Texas Department of Public Safety: Stranded/Disabled Motorist Assistance Number - 1-(800) 525-5555

Utilities:
SWEPCO outage map

Area Waterways:
Shreveport says Cross Lake will remain closed to the public until the water level drops.
The Cain River in Natchitoches has been closed to traffic until further notice.

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