Red River Flooding Leads to More Evacuations in Caddo Parish
The latest Red River crest prediction is causing more residents to evacuate as water makes its way into their homes.
Here's an update from the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness:
Officials are currently monitoring 44 homes in north and southeast Shreveport. Shreveport Police, Fire and Caddo deputies are continuing to go door-to-door in those areas to encourage residents to evacuate. Fewer than 10 homes have evacuated, but officials say there could be many more who have left and not notified public safety officials.
The Caddo Levee Board is reporting all levees to be in good condition and says the levees should not be affected by the newest crest prediction. There is no water topping over any of the levees in Caddo Parish.
The City of Shreveport is working with its partners to protect key city infrastructure including the Amiss Water Plant, and the Lucas and North Regional Waste Water Treatment Plants. City assets along the riverfront, such as Sci-Port and Riverview Theater, are being sandbagged for their protection.
City officials advise if you have an event this weekend at any of the riverfront facilities please call ahead and confirm, since many events are being rescheduled.
Caddo Correctional Center inmates are being used to stack sandbags to protect the Stoner Lift Station. CCC inmates are also being used to prepare sandbags for citizens at facilities on Monty Street and Greenwood Road. The Sheriff’s Office will be requesting 150 inmates from David Wade Correctional Center in Homer to assist with further sandbagging efforts of city and parish infrastructure.
The Northwest Louisiana Red Cross opened a shelter in Caddo Parish last night at the LSU-S Red River Radio Building, 8675 Youree Drive. A second shelter is open at Southern University-Shreveport in the gymnasium at 3052 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The Red Cross is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide meals for shelter residents.