The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Red River Landing.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:00 am Thursday the stage was 52.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 48.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is cresting.
* Impact... at 51.0 feet... all river islands along The Reach from Red
River Landing to Baton Rouge will be inundated. Recreational camps
and river bottom farm land will be under water.
* Impact... at 48.0 feet... access roads will be inundated and
evacuation of all river islands must be complete. Protection of
people and property in the river bottom land on the river side of
the levees must be complete.
* Impact... at 46.0 feet... river traffic will become dangerous. A levee
crevasse would flood adjacent farm land. Significant flooding of
Raccourci Island will continue and evacuation of the island is
* Impact... at 45.0 feet... between the 40 and 45 foot stage flooding of
Raccourci Island becomes significant. At the 45 foot stage
evacuation of the island is recommended.
Updated — 5:53 PM CDT on May 23, 2013
Forecast for Innis (70747)
H 91° / L 70°
H 88° / L 64°
H 88° / L 63°
H 90° / L 64°
H 90° / L 66°
Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Thursday Night
Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 88F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Friday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 88F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.Sunday Night
Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of 64F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 90F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph.Monday Night
Clear. Low of 66F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Statement as of 10:50 am CDT on May 23, 2013Flood Warning
Statement as of 5:55 PM CDT on May 23, 2013Special Weather Statement
... Cluster of strong thunderstorms moving southeast affecting Pointe
Coupee Parish... West Feliciana Parish... Iberville Parish...
At 551 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
cluster of strong thunderstorms 7 miles west of New Roads... or about
5 miles south of Morganza... moving southeast at 5 mph.
The cluster of strong thunderstorms will affect areas in and
around... New Roads... Lottie... Livonia and Maringouin
The primary threats from these storms are frequent lightning... pea to
dime size hail... and wind gusts to near 40 mph... which could down
tree limbs and blow around unsecured small objects. Seek shelter in a
safe home or building until these storms have passed.
These storms are slow moving and moving over the same areas. These
storms are producing rainfall amounts of one to one and a half
inches in a short period of time... resulting in ponding of water
around low lying roadways. Remember... do not drive your vehicle into
water covered roadways. The depth may be too great to allow a safe
Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. If outdoors... stay
away from isolated high objects such as trees. Move indoors if
possible. When indoors... stay away from windows and doors and avoid
using telephones unless it is an emergency. Try to unplug unnecessary
electrical appliances before the thunderstorm approaches.
Be prepared to take quick action if a warning is issued. Stay tuned
to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite local media outlets for
further details or updates from the National Weather Service.