Red River crest at Shreveport expected highest in 70 years
SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service says the Red River is rising higher than it has in 70 years.
Caddo and Bossier parish officials say a few neighborhoods are expected to flood as stormwater from Oklahoma and Texas drains into northwest Louisiana.
Meteorologist Mario Valverdesays new data from the Army Corps of Engineers indicates the crest is likely to hit 35.5 feet Saturday evening.
That's still under the 70-year mark of 38.3 feet set in April 1945.
Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington says residents of the River Bluff subdivision need to evacuate, and the Cash Point RV Park was already under recommended evacuation.
Caddo Parish Sheriff says that, so far, a couple dozen houses are flooded or in danger of flooding.
Authorities say deputies are going door-to-door in affected neighborhoods to notify residents.