Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Red River floods part of Louisiana

[KOAA] CADDO & BOSSIER PARISH, Louisiana -(KTAL) The Red River is flooding parts of Northwest Louisiana. Dozens of homes have been flooded, where the river crested at 37-feet on Monday. That was higher than originally expected.
People there haven't seen the river this high since 1945. The reason? Heavy rain in Oklahoma and Texas caused the river to swell as it headed downstream into Louisiana.
Experts predict the river will stay above flood stage through the end of June, and possibly even longer. The Louisiana National Guard has been called to help. They built a temporary flood wall in Shreveport and hauled in two five-thousand pound pumps to a parish pumping station, protecting about 20,000 residents.

More than 2,500 Homes Damaged in Houston Area Floods
More than 2,500 residential properties were damaged in Harris County during last month's flooding, almost half with significant damage, according to a preliminary report from county officials.
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About 2,516 residential and 73 commercial properties were assessed as having been damaged due to flooding from the Memorial Day storms, according to a report by the Harris County Office of Emergency Management. The hardest hit area with the majority of the damage was in the City of Houston . . .