Flooding continues in SWLA over the weekend - FOX29 Lake Charles

Flooding continues in SWLA over the weekend

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Flooding continues in some areas of Southwest Louisiana over the weekend, as the result of recent storms in the region. 

By Saturday, the floodwater will make its way down into northeastern Calcasieu Parish and threaten the communities of Hecker and Indian Village, which are also susceptible to some flooding of roads.

The river at Old Town Bay will rise by this weekend and create impassable conditions along Goos Ferry Road by Saturday and Sunday, with the level up to 7 feet, which will also flood the lower end of Pickrel Lane.

Water is going down along the Calcasieu River in Oakdale and Oberlin, while it continues to rise in Kinder. The water is expected to crest Saturday at 22 ft.

Flooding will not threaten the city of Lake Charles, with the Saltwater Barrier only expecting a minor rise in water levels to about 1.5 feet above flood stage over the weekend - though Dick Gremillion, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Calcasieu Parish, urges boaters to cease travelling on the Calcasieu River north of the Saltwater Barrier until waters recede to normal levels.

The wakes from boats cruising on the elevated river could possibly damage riverside properties, said Gremillion. 

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