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The flood warning continues for the Ouachita River in the Northeast Louisiana areas of Monroe and Colombia until further notice.

In Monroe, the river level was at 46.1 feet at 7 p.m. Sunday and in Colombia at 6 a.m. Sunday the Ouachita River was at 66 feet. These levels are expected to rise throughout the week.

Precautionary Flood Measures To Impact LA 15

Feb 28, 2018
Jarod Frost

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is working to strengthen a section of the main line Mississippi levee system near Blackhawk, LA. This proactive effort will help reduce the water seepage and materials shifting in and around the levee system.

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The National Weather Service out of Shreveport has issued a flood warning for the Ouachita River in Monroe, La.

At this time, the river's stage is at 30 feet and is expected to rise more than 12 feet within the next few days. By Tuesday morning, the river will be at 42 feet, well over the flooding stage. The areas expected to flood are the Bawconville and Moon Lake recreational areas and both the Forsythe and Lazarre recreational areas (with very minor lowland flooding immediately next to the river). When the flooding occurs, these areas will be closed from the public.

Flood Assistance Program Comes to Monroe Feb. 1

Jan 5, 2018

The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program hosts a series of outreach events in early 2018 for homeowners affected by the 2016 floods. The events are scheduled in flood-impacted communities across the state to help those homeowners working to complete their Restore Louisiana applications. Program representatives will be available to answer questions, provide information and work directly with homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Congressman Ralph Abraham says a new flood bill damage the economy of Louisiana.

"The average customer will see an 8% increase, in real money that will be an additional $80 to $100," said Abraham. 

Abraham believes that later today the Republican Tax Reform bill will pass. He says the new proposal will give middle class Americans a tax cut. Many Democrats in opposition say the  bill will give the wealthy and business a tax break and decrease the amount of money available for social programs. 

Ralph Abraham

Congress Ralph Abraham has just returned to the United States after visiting American Allies In Iraq.  Abraham says the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces are holding back Isis attacks of refugee camps.

Abraham also says it is time for Louisiana to do what it can to help with storm recovery. He says citizens can learn how to help at abraham.house.gov.


Harvey was downgraded overnight to Tropical Depression status but still  remains a dangerous storm for our area.  Flooding and tornadoes are the biggest risk for the waterlogged storm system.  

As of 5:30 am T.D. Harvey has maximum sustained winds of 35 M.P.H. and is moving to the northeast at 9 M.P.H.  The system is currently near Monroe, La and will continue into Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee later today. 

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join Public Works Director Tom Janway to announce we will begin our sandbagging operations at 9 am Wednesday, August 30 at four different locations across the city.

Senior citizens and those with disabilities can drive to the Public Works facility on Grammont Street, where employees will load bags for them.

ALL OTHERS can get sandbags at self-serve remote locations at Saul Adler, Marbles, or Emily P. Robinson Community Center. Shovels, sand and bags will be provided. 


Louisiana and Texas are dealing with severe flooding and many people and businesses want to help. Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser  says it is important to stretch our recovery dollars and coordinate our efforts.  

Volunteerlouisiana.gov makes it easier to find options for donating time, goods, and money to Harvey relief  projects. 

Nungesser says the need will grow as people return to their homes and businesses. Working with coordination keeps volunteers safe and  can maximize efficiency. 


The National Weather Service in Shreveport has expanded the

Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Louisiana and 
northeast Texas, including the following areas, in Louisiana, 
Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, 
Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Ouachita, Red River, Union, and 
Webster. In northeast Texas, Panola. 

Through Thursday evening