29 October 2009

UPDATED ouachita parish police jury declares a state of emergency for all of ouachita parish

monroe, la. knoe tv-8
early morning 30 october 2009 report
by andrea bingham from the west monroe side of the louisville bridge.

portions of the ouachita river levee are continuing to fail in caldwell pariish;

isolated areas of the ouachita river levee north of columbia in caldwell parish are caving in and falling into the river;

a barge with rock is headed to the area;

after reporting that the levees are failing they report that the good news is that the river has not reached the levee -- dunno whats going on there.

ouachita parish police jury declares a state of emergency for the parish;

free sandbags for ouachita parish residents:
ouachita correctional center and
old landfill on enterprise drive in west monroe near the rifle range
more sandbag locations to come later.

6 - 8 inches of rain expected starting tonight;

union parish is expected to receive 48 hours of continuous rainfall;

union parish sheriff, bob buckley, expects a significant rain event with 6 - 9 inches forecast starting sometime friday [30 october] morning the wind has picked up so be aware of falling trees and electric lines. be very cautious about driving and do not drive through any water.

richland parish has sandbags available at the sheriff's highway barn on highway 15.

lasalle parish has sandbags available to pickup behind the courthouse or the sheriff's rifle range; also the olla town hall.

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