Four Dead, Upwards of 3,500 Evacuated – Deadly Louisiana Flooding Continues
After a terrifying and deadly day of severe flooding across Northern Louisiana and surrounding regions, already saturated ground is getting another round of rain with more on the way.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker and Wanda Bennett, Bossier Parish Police Jury President, have issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION of the following neighborhoods and subdivisions due to flooding or pending flooding:
(Video: Residents Saved from Greenway Apartments in Greenwood Louisiana)
Officials point out that there is no breach of the levee currently. The mandatory evacuation is in place in anticipation of an additional 8 inches or more of rain forecasted.
Officials understand that Dogwood Subdivision comprises more than 1,000 homes and encourage everyone in the proximity of Red Chute Bayou, especially Dogwood South, to be aware of the rising waters and pending flooding.
Displaced residents can find shelter at the Bossier Civic Center on 620 Benton Road. American Red Cross is also assisting.
If you evacuate and have pets, you may house them at the Bossier City Animal Control Facility at 3223 Old Shed Road. The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and LDAF Livestock Brand Commission have placed stock trailers on the north and south ends of the parish. Ranchers in need of relocating livestock can contact CPSO at 318- 675-2170 for assistance.
State office closure information from Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne:
Due to continued severe weather in the area, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing the closure of state government offices for Thursday, March 10, in the following parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Union, Webster, West Carroll and Winn.
State officials continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated.
All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty or those who should report to alternate work sites if necessary.
State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated with information regarding office closures: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.