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A view from above the Golden Meadows subdivision in Bossier City shows how full the Flat River is. (Source: Joey Bradford/jbradfordproductions) A view from above the Golden Meadows subdivision in Bossier City shows how full the Flat River is. (Source: Joey Bradford/jbradfordproductions)
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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Due to water rising on Red Chute Bayou and Flat River, the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness along with Bossier City and Bossier Parish officials have issued a voluntary evacuation notice as a precaution to residents in the Victorias Pointe, Carriage Oaks, Brookhaven, Stockwell Place, Lafayette Park, Richmond Cove and Stonebridge subdivisions.

Emergency officials are advising residents from Plain Dealing to Bossier City to south Bossier that all of Bossier Parish is under a flood threat.    

Based on the current water levels of Red Chute Bayou and Flat River along with future anticipated rainfall today, officials are concerned with the potential flooding the aforementioned subdivisions.

In a video posted to Facebook late Wednesday morning, Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington urged residents to take the flooding situation seriously. 

"It's been a long  24 hours, but this is going to go on for several more days and I just can't urge people how seriously to take this. This is a serious issue. We have flooding, we have evacuations. At least 100 homes underwater. The water is continuing to rise, possibly 10 more inches or so, and so people need to pay attention and be aware."

The Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says they will be contacting residents of those subdivisions via the automated telephone notification system – First Call. Personnel with the Bossier City Police Department and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office will also be going door-to-door to notify residents of the voluntary evacuation notice.

In south Bossier, flood waters this morning forced the evacuation of several residents at the Pecan Valley Mobile Home Park in the 6500 block of Barksdale Boulevard. The City of Bossier City is currently setting up a temporary shelter at the Bossier Civic, 620 Benton Road for residents whose homes have been affected by floodwaters and are not able to find accommodations.

Residents in need of evacuation assistance call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203. For all other emergencies call 911. 

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