Jindal traveling to flood-wary Bossier, Caddo Parishes
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal is traveling to northwest Louisiana tomorrow to meet with officials in Caddo and Bossier Parishes about the quickly-rising Red River.
Officials expect the river to crest at 35.5 feet this weekend in Shreveport. That is the highest level in 70 years.
While many people living near the Red River had already been evacuated, Jindal warned those still there to use caution.
"It is important to note that although this flooding is expected to recede after cresting occurs, water will recede slower than normal due to system inundation as a result of flooding and heavy rain events in Oklahoma and Texas. This means families must hope for the best while preparing for the worst - and we're urging all of our people to plan for a long-term emergency and keep supplies on hand to last them until water recedes," said Jindal.
GOHSEP and the National Guard on standby to help.