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Calcasieu evauations recommended

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The Calcasieu Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has recommended evacuations of all residents who live between the Sabine River and La. 109 because of expected flooding near the Sabine River. 

Due to the recent heavy rains north of our region, widespread flooding is expected, especially areas that lie east of the Sabine River to Highway 109, said Dick Gremillion, Director.

Water levels are currently rising at a very rapid rate along the Sabine River, and flooding is expected to occur in the lower Sabine area as early as late Friday night or Saturday morning, and is expected to remain at dangerous levels for several days. Residents of this area that may be familiar with the significant flooding event of 1989 in this area can expect flooding levels to exceed those of 1989 by several feet.

Gremillion said “entry and exit routes to these areas will be limited due to safety concerns, so immediate action is urged to avoid any danger to life or property. Public services and emergency services may also be limited during this flooding event.”

Residents are asked to please make adequate preparations and reach out to families, friends, neighbors and others in the area that may not have received this important information.

Residents to monitor any developments and call 911 to report any emergency situations that may arise.

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