Flood Statement
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WGUS84 KLIX 251831
FLSLIX
Flood Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
1231 PM CST Sun Feb 25 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

  Mississippi River At Baton Rouge affecting East Baton Rouge and West
  Baton Rouge 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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1231 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River At Red River Landing.
* from Monday evening until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Sunday the stage was 46.3 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 48.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage tomorrow evening and
  continue to rise to near 57.0 feet by Saturday March 17th.
* 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.


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

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1231 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

...Flood Warning extended until further notice...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Mississippi River At Baton Rouge.
* from Friday evening until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Sunday the stage was 29.7 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage Friday night and continue to rise
  to near 40.0 feet by Sunday March 18th.
* Impact...At 40.0 feet...The grounds of the older part of Lousiana
  State University`s campus become soggy. This includes the area
  around the Veterinary Medicine building, the Veterinary Medicine
  Annex, the stadium and ball fields. The city of Baton Rouge and the
  main LSU campus are protected by levees at this level.
* Impact...At 38.0 feet...River traffic and industrial activity on the
  river side of the levees will be greatly affected. Navigational
  safety regulations will be strictly enforced.
* Impact...At 36.0 feet...River traffic and industrial activity on the
  river side of the levees will be greatly affected. Navigational
  safety regulations will be strictly enforced.
* Impact...At 35.0 feet...River islands from Red River Landing
  downstream to Baton Rouge will be inundated.

&&

LAT...LON 3035 9113 3032 9130 3071 9159 3074 9130

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