Flooding expected along Red River and Ouachita River
Posted on 3/16/2016 11:35:00 AM.

The National Weather Service is concerned about potential flooding along two major rivers in the northern half of the state. Hydrologist C.S. Ross says all the rain that fell in northwest and northeast Louisiana is making its way down south.

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GOHSEP monitoring river levels
Posted on 12/29/2015 12:33:00 PM.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is closely monitoring levels along the Red and Mississippi Rivers due to rising water levels.  Executive Director Kevin Davis says they're working with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service to keep an eye on river levels.
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Louisiana US Senators seek to provide tax relief for recent disaster victims
Posted on 7/17/2015 1:33:00 PM.
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and David Vitter have introduced the National Disaster Relief Tax Act, which would give tax relief to victims of natural disasters that have taken place in recent years. This would include the recent Red River flooding and Hurricane Issac. Cassidy says the legislation allows victims to use the tax code to fund their own recovery.
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Local governments impacted by Red River flooding to receive federal aid
Posted on 7/13/2015 8:38:00 PM.
Five parishes that were impacted by flooding from the Red River have been declared a federal disaster area. The declaration means federal dollars will be available to local government agencies in Caddo, Bossier, Grant, Natchitoches and Red River.
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Red River to crest Tuesday
Posted on 6/29/2015 2:27:00 PM.
The National Weather Service is now calling for the Red River in Shreveport to crest Tuesday at 31-feet. Hydrologist C.S. Ross says this revised forecast puts the crest a few inches lower than what was previously expected.
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More flooding coming to northwest Louisiana, but not as severe as first round
Posted on 6/25/2015 3:38:00 AM.
The National Weather Service says, due to rains from Tropical Storm Bill, northwest Louisiana should be aware that the Red River will crest again next week. But Marty Mayeaux with the NWS in Shreveport says it won't be as bad as the flooding we saw earlier this month.
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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.
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Red River drops below flood stage
Posted on 6/17/2015 12:43:00 PM.
The Red River in Bossier/Shreveport is now below flood stage for the first time in several weeks. Mario Valverde with the National Weather Service, says the river has fallen below 30 feet, which is flood stage.
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Vehicles trapped at Colfax Mudfest Park after area was suddenly taken over by flood waters
Posted on 6/15/2015 12:26:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Dozens of vehicles, ATVs and motor homes are still stranded at the Colfax Mudfest Recreational Park after a temporary levee gave way over the weekend, resulting in a considerable amount of water from the Red River entering the park area. 
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Red River predicted to crest in Alexandria this weekend
Posted on 6/12/2015 4:07:00 AM.
The Red River has crested in the Shreveport area and now it's moving toward Alexandria.  Jonathan Brazzell, with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, says residents can expect waters to continue to rise for the next few days.
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