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Flash flood watch issued for most of Four States Area

Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:14 Written by
A flash flood watch was issued by the National Weather Service in Shreveport, La., at 10:11 a.m. and will remain in effect until 7 p.m for much of the Four States Area. Counties and parishes included in the watch: SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada and Sevier NORTHEAST TEXAS Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur and Wood SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA McCurtain NORTHWEST LOUISIANA…
Disaster declaration signed for Shreveport, Caddo in preparation for flooding
Saturday, 30 May 2015 11:20 Written by
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Officials on the Caddo side of the Red River met Friday to discuss impending flooding issues and review ongoing efforts to assist citizens in the coming weeks. Sheriff Steve Prator, director of the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, hosted the meeting at the Emergency Operations Center. Attending were representatives from city, parish, and state agencies including law enforcement, fire, public works, hospitals, and emergency relief organizations. The
Disaster declaration signed by Shreveport mayor in preparation for flooding
Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:59 Written by
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Officials on the Caddo side of the Red River met Friday to discuss impending flooding issues and review ongoing efforts to assist citizens in the coming weeks. Sheriff Steve Prator, director of the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, hosted the meeting at the Emergency Operations Center. Attending were representatives from city, parish, and state agencies including law enforcement, fire, public works, hospitals, and emergency relief organizations. The
Louisiana officials eye rising Red River; Jindal declares emergency; floods possible next week
Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:48 Written by
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — State officials and authorities in northwestern Louisiana are keeping an eye on the Red River, which is expected to surpass flood stage late next week. Caddo Parish authorities noted the Red is currently expected to crest four feet above its 30-foot flood stage on June 6. The governor's office says flooding further downriver, in Coushatta and then Alexandria, is expected the following week. In Baton Rouge, Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday declared…
Red River rising - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports
Friday, 29 May 2015 22:23 Written by
We're seeing flooding very similar to that of May 1990 develop along The Red. Shreveport city officials Friday put up barricades and closed Riverview Park, which is mostly under water. Shreveport resident Shelly Jackson stood in awe of the sight. “I don't even know what to say. I'm in shock when I look at it,” said Jackson. The walking path by the river is still open, but authorities urge caution because many areas of the…
Tornado season update - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports
Friday, 29 May 2015 22:02 Written by
Just a little over a month ago, a good deal of the country including the ArkLaTex were experiencing cool weather and a lack of severe storms. In fact, snow was still falling in the Great Lakes (Figure 1). Then, fast forward to May, and it's severe storm and flood fest around much of the country (Figure 2)! What in the world happened? We can blame El Nino. The abnormally warm patch of ocean in the…
Pastor of oldest black church in Shreveport passes away at 83
Friday, 29 May 2015 21:46 Written by
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A well known Ark-La-Tex pastor has passed away. Revered Webster Curtis “Take Your Time” West of Shreveport died at the age of 83 on Friday, May 22, 2015. Revered West pastored the historic Antioch Baptist Church for 21 years. Antioch is the oldest black church in Shreveport founded in 1866. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A Homegoing service for Revered West is set for June…
Well known pastor dies; pastor of oldest black church in Shreveport
Friday, 29 May 2015 21:25 Written by
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A well known Ark-La-Tex pastor has passed away. Revered Webster Curtis “Take Your Time” West of Shreveport died at the age of 83 on Friday, May 22, 2015. Revered West pastored the historic Antioch Baptist Church for 21 years. Antioch is the oldest black church in Shreveport founded in 1866. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A Homegoing service for Revered West is set for June…
Governor issues emergency declaration
Friday, 29 May 2015 19:07 Written by
BATON ROUGE Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today issued an emergency declaration and ordered the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to send 25,000 sand bags to help protect Bossier Parish from high water. In addition, the governor ordered other state agencies to mobilize resources and remain on standby for emergency response efforts. Today, Jindal called a Unified Command Group (UCG) meeting of state emergency response officials to prepare for flooding in
Shreveport mayor signs declaration of disaster
Friday, 29 May 2015 18:23 Written by
Caddo Parish Commission President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mayor Ollie Tyler signed a declaration of disaster for Caddo Parish and the City of Shreveport. This declaration has been submitted to the Governor's Office and opens up the ability to access state and federal resources if needed. The National Weather Service reported that the Red River is expected to crest at 34 feet on June 6 due to above-normal rainfall in the Red River Basin and…
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