Flood Statement
Issued by NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

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WGUS84 KLIX 241636
FLSLIX
Flood Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
1036 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Louisiana...

  Mississippi River At Red River Landing affecting East Baton
  Rouge...Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Forecast crests are based upon rainfall that has occurred along with
anticipated rain for the next 24 hours. Adjustments to the forecasts
will be made if additional heavy rainfall occurs.

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Remember, two feet of
rushing water can carry away most vehicles including pickups.  Turn
around and don`t drown!

A followup product will be issued later. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio, local tv and radio stations...or your cable provider, for the
latest information. The latest graphical hydrologic information can
also be found at Weather.Gov.

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LAC033-077-125-252236-
/O.CON.KLIX.FL.W.0017.180228T0000Z-180322T1445Z/
/RRLL1.2.ER.180228T0000Z.180315T0500Z.180322T0845Z.NO/
1036 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River At Red River Landing.
* from Tuesday evening to Thursday March 22.
* At  9:00 AM Saturday the stage was 44.6 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 48.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage the evening of
  Tuesday February 27th and will continue to rise to near 56.0 feet
  by the morning of Thursday March 15th.
* Impact...At 54.0 feet...All river islands along the reach from Red
  River Landing to Baton Rouge will be inundated. Recreational camps
  and river bottom land will be under water. Water approaches Angola
  farm land.
* Impact...At 51.0 feet...All river islands along the reach from Red
  River Landing to Baton Rouge will be inundated. Recreational camps
  and river bottom farm land will be under water.
* Impact...At 48.0 feet...Access roads will be inundated and
  evacuation of all river islands must be complete. Protection of
  people and property in the river bottom land on the river side of
  the levees must be complete.
* Impact...At 46.0 feet...River traffic will become dangerous. A levee
  crevasse would flood adjacent farm land. Significant flooding of
  Raccourci Island will continue and evacuation of the island is
  recommended.
* Impact...At 45.0 feet...Between the 40 and 45 foot stage flooding of
  Raccourci Island becomes significant. At the 45 foot stage
  evacuation of the island is recommended.

&&

LAT...LON 3074 9137 3071 9159 3102 9170 3103 9153

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