Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:55 PM
Sheriff Ivy Woods is warning people along Mermentau River to prepare for flooding. The National Weather Service is estimating the river to rise 8 1/2 feet this weekend near Castex Landing. The flood stage on the Mermentau River is 4 feet. National Weather Service advised the last time the Mermentau rose to this level was in 2004.
NWS says that Hwy 3166 Castex Landing area will have 4 1/2 feet of water over roadway sometime this weekend. Sheriff Woods wants residents along the Mermentau River to prepare for expected flooding and evacuate if necessary.
Sheriff Woods also advises that the Catfish Point Locks are open and draining but that flooding is still expected to be substantial in lower lying areas.