Second flood event predicted on the Red River
Posted on 6/18/2015 1:11:00 PM.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill continue to dump significant amounts of rain in Texas, Oklahoma, and northwest Louisiana and officials have been told that another flood event is predicted for the Red River.  Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says it's expected that the Red will crest again in the next seven to ten days.


"We'll have a 33 or 34 foot river.  We experienced a 37 one before and they're saying it couldn't be that much again, but we just don't know because it's still raining."

The Red River crested June 9th at 37 feet, seven feet above flood stage.  Prator says residents along the Red River should hold off on any work on their home.

"Well, we're telling people if you're taking down sandbags, don't.  If you're trying to rebuild your home or do anything but clean them out, I'd stop doing that.  I'd just put everything kind of on hold right now."

How much the Red River will rise will depend on how much and where rain falls in the next 24 to 36 hours.  Prator says, as soon as this event is over, officials need to figure out what exactly is going on with the Red River.

"So it's kind of frustrating the same flow of water in 1990 caused a 34 foot river that this time caused a 37 foot river." 
Red River, flooding, Tropical Storm Bill, Caddo Parish, Steve Prator



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