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River Flood Warning
Issued: 2:05 AM Jan. 20, 2020 – National Weather Service
The Flood Warning continues for
The Mississippi River At Baton Rouge.
* Until Thursday February 06.
* At  7:00 PM Sunday the stage was 35.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 38.0 feet by
Thursday January 30. The river will fall below flood stage
Wednesday February 05.
* Impact...At 38.0 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 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.


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River Flood Warning
Issued: 2:05 AM Jan. 20, 2020 – National Weather Service
The Flood Warning continues for
The Mississippi River At Red River Landing.
* Until Sunday February 09.
* At  7:00 PM Sunday the stage was 53.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 48.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 54.5 feet by
Wednesday January 29. The river will fall below flood stage Sunday
February 09.
* 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.


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