Bossier cleaning debris from flooding, preparing for next round

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TEXARKANA, TEXAS (KTAL/KMSS) – Bossier Parish Police Jury is taking advantage of the next few forecasted warm, sunny days ahead to clean up from last week’s storms and prepare for the next weather predicted for the upcoming weekend. 

Rain during the previous week, especially heavy storms which hit the northern portion of the basin that sends water into tributaries that run through the parish, has kept water levels high in south Bossier Parish. 

Although some bayous like Fifi and Flat River are falling slightly, Red Chute is rising farther south. 

Police Jury highway department crews are refilling satellite location containers with sandbags and the department’s grappler truck is cleaning up debris from flooded homes in Haughton. Residents are asked to move any rubble to the edge of streets for pickup.

Only Linton Road remains closed due to a washout near its intersection with Downs Drive, and Highway Department repair crews hope to begin working on that washout Tuesday.

In addition, mosquito spraying is being conducted every night. With the amount of standing water throughout the parish, fighting the pesky insects might prove difficult. 

Residents who may be having issues with mosquitoes are urged to call the jury’s highway department.

Rain is not expected to be in the Bossier Parish until the middle of the coming weekend, forecasters predict. Another system reportedly is forming in Texas, but NWS services say it’s too early to deliver a confident prediction before Thursday or Friday.

With the amount of standing water throughout the parish, fighting the insects might prove difficult. Residents who may be having issues with mosquitoes are urged to call the jury’s highway department.

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