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Areas in West Feliciana parish flooded

10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago January 14, 2016 Jan 14, 2016 Thursday, January 14 2016 January 14, 2016 5:56 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc

ST. FRANCISVILLE - High water in West Feliciana Parish as a result of Mississippi River flooding has parish officials on standby.

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office told News 2 they are monitoring water levels 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"Most of the properties that have been affected are recreational, like camps. We have about 100 recreational properties, and we estimate about a dozen residential properties have been affected," said Erin Foster of WFPSO.

The water is expected to begin drawing down next week.

"We're expecting about another foot and a half of water by Monday. And that's when the crest will happen. The highest point of the river will happen on Monday. And after that, we'll start to see it starting to recede," said Foster.

Authorities are also stopping boaters from going inside of the high water areas to protect them from low-hanging power lines.

Here is a list of roads closures for the area:

-Mahoney Road at Tunica St.
-Jacko Rd.
-River Road at Tunica St.
-Ferdinand at Royal St.
-Cat Island Rd. at Polly Creek

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