The National Weather Service is telling Caddo and Bossier Parish officials that rain in excess of two or three inches was dumped on our area this morning. Communities upstream of the Red River also received large amounts of rain from Tropical Depression Bill.

Caddo officials say it's still too early to know when the river will crest again in Shreveport, but more major flooding is expected. So don't put away the sandbags just yet.

Here's the latest info from Bossier Parish:

Bossier Parish responders continue be proactive in maintaining flood response plans, equipment and monitor levees and inland waterways. Residents are asked to hold on to their sandbags until further notice and monitor additional future forecasts from the National Weather Service.

First responders once again thank all churches, non-profits and individuals who have in the last two weeks stepped up to help their fellow residents in this flood event.

Sand bags remain available at these locations:

  • Elm Grove Elementary School in south Bossier Parish
  • Tooke Memorial Library on Fairview Point Rd. in south Bossier Parish
  • Bossier Parish Highway Department Maintenance Barn, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Bossier City Public Service Complex on Old Shed Road, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Here's an update from Caddo Parish:

Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator encouraged residents to register for emergency notifications through the parish’s FirstCall system. Citizens should be vigilant by checking city and parish government websites and Facebook pages for current announcements and monitoring local weather forecasts.

Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler said city police and fire, along with Caddo deputies, remain in the impacted communities evaluating conditions and assessing citizen safety.

Federal assessment teams were in Caddo Parish this week and visited 150 properties that reported damage from the last flood. Of those, 69 structures took on water, and 42 were classified by FEMA as having major damage or being destroyed.

The Northwest Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) is planning a Multi-Agency Resource Center for flood victims in Caddo Parish. The Department of Health and Hospitals will also offer a second opportunity to receive free Tetanus shots. Those dates and times are still being finalized.

Sandbags are still available with assistance from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Caddo Parish Public Works, 1701 Monty Street, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shreveport Streets and Drainage, 3825 Mansfield Road. Both locations will keep sandbags available for pick up throughout the weekend, although the locations will not be staffed.

In the meantime, flood victims needing assistance can contact the American Red Cross at 865-9545, Salvation Army at 212-0463, or Northwest LA Food Bank at 632-9321.

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