News Alert: CORRECTION: The Red River at Shreveport is forecasted to drop to 27.4 feet on Tuesday, June 23.
Posted: 6/22/2015 9:19:44 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
CORRECTION: The Red River at Shreveport is forecasted to drop to 27.4 feet on Tuesday, June 23.

Situational Awareness Report
19 June 2015
As of 3:15 pm
 
State EOC Activation Level: Level IV 
WebEOC Incident: “15-018 Red River Flooding – North LA, May 2015”
State Declaration Proclamation No. 85 BJ 2015

Situation:  Due to the heavy rainfall amounts over the past 30 days, there is concern regarding rising water levels along the Red River. Attached to this report is the Red River flood gauge document. 
 
Red River Levels:
    
Red River at Shreveport is currently at 28.37 feet (Action Stage) and is forecasted to drop to 27.4 feet (Action Stage) on Tuesday, June 23.

Red River at Coushatta is currently at 33.38 feet (Moderate Flood Stage) and is forecasted to drop to 31.3 feet (Minor Flood Stage) on Tuesday, June 23.

Red River at Grand Ecore is currently at 38.96 feet (Moderate Flood Stage) and forecasted to drop to 34.6 feet (Minor Flood Stage) on Tuesday, June 23.

Red River at Alexandria is currently 35.08 feet (Minor Flood Stage) and forecasted to drop to 32.8 feet (Minor Flood Stage) on Tuesday, June 23.

***Full SITREP details beyond the last 24 hours can be found in WebEOC***

State Actions 

GOHSEP
oMonitoring the situation including possible effects due to rainfall from Tropical Storm Bill
LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD
oContinuing to support flood operations
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
oContinuing to conduct levee inspections on all federal levees
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
oContinuing to support flood operations
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT
oDOTD District 04 (Shreveport) 
oLA 480 remains closed. The under pilings of the bridge will have to be inspected by DOTD Bridge Inspectors once the water recedes.
oLA 515 was reopened on June 16.
oLA 3049 was reopened on June 15.
oDOTD District 08 (Alexandria) 
oLA 1226 and LA 1203 remain closed due to high water. 
oLA 485 in Natchitoches Parish was reopened on June 15.
oHwy 71 at the Winn/Natchitoches Parish Line at the Saline Bayou Bridge reopened on June 18. LA 1222 also reopened on June 18.
oDOTD Districts will continue to monitor all jurisdictional routes and infrastructure, open routes as they become safe and passable, and participate in preliminary damage assessments.
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE
oContinuing to support flood operations
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
oContinuing to monitor water systems and support flood operations
RED CROSS (Shelter Updates)
oContinuing to support sheltering operations, case work, and volunteer training
oContinuing to conduct mobile feeding, and bulk distribution operations where needed
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
oContinuing to support flood operations
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
oContinuing to support flood operations and monitor all area casinos
oThe OSFM engineer report for the Boardwalk should be ready by the end of the week.
oThe lower level of the Boardwalk remains closed.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
oContinuing to support sheltering operations and planning
oAll shelters are closed at this time.
oShelter reports can be viewed in WebEOC.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
oContinuing to support flood operations
VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (VOAD)
oContinuing to support flood operations
DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
oContinuing to patrol closed lakes and support flood operations
DPS (COMMUNICATIONS)
oContinuing to support flood operations
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
oContinuing to support flood operations

Parish Actions 

NO NEW PARISH ACTIONS REPORTED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS

For more information on the Red River gauges, visit:  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/

GOHSEP Operations is monitoring the situation. This will be the final Situational Awareness Report unless significant changes occur and warrant further action. Please see Incident 15-018 Red River Flooding – North LA, May 2015 in WebEOC for more information.

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