Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is warning Caddo Lake residents to prepare for possible flooding as the lake approaches its crest later today.
Sheriff Prator said, “Caddo Lake is at 172.80 feet and is being forecasted by the Shreveport National Weather Service to crest at 173.5 feet later today. This forecast doesn’t take into consideration any additional precipitation we may receive or water release increases from Lake O’ the Pines.”
Residents should expect water over some roadways creating ingress and egress issues. Citizens should prepare accordingly as there is the potential for their flooding risk to increase.
Deputies are preparing to go door-to-door in the Caddo Lake area this morning to warn residents who may be impacted.
Prator said, “We will be hitting the most vulnerable areas first. There is no flooding at this time, but it certainly could happen, and we want everyone to be prepared.”
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will also be sending out phone messages in the area through its CodeRed Emergency Notification System. To register, go to www.caddosheriff.org.
Areas of concern are those along the lake shore:
• Pelican Lodge Road
• Bonham Landing Road
• Stacy Landing Road
• Hart McFarland Road
• Rodgers Station & Rogers Road
• Levee Road No. 1 & No. 2
• Shady Rest Road
• Woodrose Road
• Thornapple Road
• Ferry Lake School Road
• Ferry Lake Road
• Plum Point Road
• Parish Road 131 to include the southern off shoot roads
• Fitzgerald Road
• Caddo Club Road
• Allen Brothers Road
• Crouch Dam Road
• Residence north of 169 (Dixie Mooringsport Road) and east of Hwy. 1
• Caddo Lease Road
• Offshoot roads North of Caddo Lake Road and Hereford Road