Flood Warning issued for Tchoutacabouffa

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Tchoutacabouffa River from Tuesday evening to late Wednesday night.

The river is expected to begin rapidly rising Tuesday, and rise about its 8-foot flood stage by late Tuesday evening. The ride is being driven by the potential storm surge from Tropical Storm Isaac.

The river is expected to continue rising to neasr 9.5 feet by Wednesday morning before falling below flood stage late Wednesday evening.

According to the weather service, at 8 feet, roads along the river will be impassable, some homes will be isolated. At 7 feet, river banks will overflod a short distance upstream and downstream of the Lamey Bridge.

River levels: You can see real-time river levels in the city’s online Storm & Flood Preparedness center by clicking here.