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WGUS84 KLIX 201544  
FLSLIX  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE, LA  
1044 AM CDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
LOUISIANA...  
 
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BATON ROUGE AFFECTING EAST BATON ROUGE AND WEST  
BATON ROUGE PARISHES  
 
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT RED RIVER LANDING AFFECTING EAST BATON  
ROUGE...POINTE COUPEE AND WEST FELICIANA PARISHES  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED ALONG WITH  
ANTICIPATED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FORECASTS  
WILL BE MADE IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS.  
 
DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER, TWO FEET OF  
RUSHING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES INCLUDING PICKUPS. TURN  
AROUND AND DON'T DROWN!  
 
A FOLLOWUP PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED LATER. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER  
RADIO, LOCAL TV AND RADIO STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE PROVIDER, FOR THE  
LATEST INFORMATION. THE LATEST GRAPHICAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION CAN  
ALSO BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV.  
 

 
 
LAC033-077-125-212144-  
/O.CON.KLIX.FL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/RRLL1.2.ER.180226T2315Z.180318T1900Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
1044 AM CDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT RED RIVER LANDING.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 9:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 54.3 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 48.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN STEADY NEAR 54.3 FOR THE NEXT FEW  
DAYS BEFORE BEGINNING TO FALL.  
* IMPACT...AT 54.0 FEET...ALL RIVER ISLANDS ALONG THE REACH FROM RED  
RIVER LANDING TO BATON ROUGE WILL BE INUNDATED. RECREATIONAL CAMPS  
AND RIVER BOTTOM LAND WILL BE UNDER WATER. WATER APPROACHES ANGOLA  
FARM LAND.  
* IMPACT...AT 51.0 FEET...ALL RIVER ISLANDS ALONG THE REACH FROM RED  
RIVER LANDING TO BATON ROUGE WILL BE INUNDATED. RECREATIONAL CAMPS  
AND RIVER BOTTOM FARM LAND WILL BE UNDER WATER.  
* IMPACT...AT 48.0 FEET...ACCESS ROADS WILL BE INUNDATED AND  
EVACUATION OF ALL RIVER ISLANDS MUST BE COMPLETE. PROTECTION OF  
PEOPLE AND PROPERTY IN THE RIVER BOTTOM LAND ON THE RIVER SIDE OF  
THE LEVEES MUST BE COMPLETE.  
* IMPACT...AT 46.0 FEET...RIVER TRAFFIC WILL BECOME DANGEROUS. A LEVEE  
CREVASSE WOULD FLOOD ADJACENT FARM LAND. SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF  
RACCOURCI ISLAND WILL CONTINUE AND EVACUATION OF THE ISLAND IS  
RECOMMENDED.  
* IMPACT...AT 45.0 FEET...BETWEEN THE 40 AND 45 FOOT STAGE FLOODING OF  
RACCOURCI ISLAND BECOMES SIGNIFICANT. AT THE 45 FOOT STAGE  
EVACUATION OF THE ISLAND IS RECOMMENDED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3074 9137 3071 9159 3102 9170 3103 9153  
 

 
 
LAC033-121-212144-  
/O.EXT.KLIX.FL.W.0018.000000T0000Z-180506T1200Z/  
/BTRL1.3.ER.180303T1508Z.180320T1900Z.180506T0600Z.NO/  
1044 AM CDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BATON ROUGE.  
* UNTIL SUNDAY MAY 06.  
* AT 10:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 37.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 37.2 FEET BY  
TOMORROW EVENING. IT WILL REMAIN STEADY FOR A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE  
BEGINNING TO FALL.  
* IMPACT...AT 36.0 FEET...RIVER TRAFFIC AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY ON THE  
RIVER SIDE OF THE LEVEES WILL BE GREATLY AFFECTED. NAVIGATIONAL  
SAFETY REGULATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.  
* IMPACT...AT 35.0 FEET...RIVER ISLANDS FROM RED RIVER LANDING  
DOWNSTREAM TO BATON ROUGE WILL BE INUNDATED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3035 9113 3032 9130 3071 9159 3074 9130  
 

 
 
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