Lafayette, LA 70501
Last Updated: 12/22/14 20:33:57 EST
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 FLOOD WARNING




FLOOD STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS BATON ROUGE LA

1111 AM CDT THU MAR 22 2012



...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN

LOUISIANA...



THE BOGUE FALAYA RIVER AT BOSTON ST IN COVINGTON AFFECTING ST. TAMMANY

PARISH



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED ALONG WITH

ANTICIPATED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FORECASTS

WILL BE MADE IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS.



DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER...TWO FEET OF

RUSHING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES INCLUDING PICKUPS. TURN

AROUND AND DON'T DROWN.



A FOLLOWUP PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED LATER. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER

RADIO...LOCAL TV AND RADIO STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE PROVIDER...FOR

THE LATEST INFORMATION. THE LATEST GRAPHICAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION

CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV.



&&

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE FLOOD

WARNING CONTINUES FOR

THE BOGUE FALAYA RIVER AT BOSTON ST IN COVINGTON.

* UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* AT 10:30 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.1 FEET.

* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.

* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE

THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 9.0 FEET BY EARLY AFTERNOON

TOMORROW. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY LATE

SATURDAY MORNING MARCH 24TH.

* IMPACT...AT 9.0 FEET...BOGUE FALAYA RIVER PARK WILL BE INUNDATED.

SOME CLASSROOMS AT CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL GROUNDS WILL FLOOD.

* IMPACT...AT 7.0 FEET...WATER WILL RISE ONTO THE RIGHT BANK FLOODING

PROPERTY OF THE BOGUE FALAYA TOWERS AT EAST BOSTON STREET AND

THREATENING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON THE LEFT BANK NEAR MILITARY

ROAD. BOGUE FALAYA RIVER PARK AND CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL GROUNDS

WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD.

* IMPACT...AT 6.0 FEET...THE RIVER WILL LEAVE ITS BANKS UNDER THE

BOSTON STREET BRIDGE AND BEGIN TO FLOOD THE BOSTON TOWERS PROPERTY.



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