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Tangipahoa River above 16 feet, flood warnings through Wednesday

Tangipahoa River above 16 feet, flood warnings through Wednesday

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Author: Anonym/Tuesday, January 6, 2015/Categories: Front Page, Latest Stories


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER NEAR ROBERT AFFECTING TANGIPAHOA PARISH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED ALONG WITH ANTICIPATED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FORECASTS WILL BE MADE IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER NEAR ROBERT. UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* AT 8:30 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.1 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW LATE MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 16.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING NEAR THE RIVER WITH BEACH AREAS UNDER WATER.
* IMPACT...AT 15.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING NEAR THE RIVER.





--ORIGINAL STORY--

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER NEAR ROBERT. FROM MONDAY MORNING TO TUESDAY EVENING.

AT 10:30 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.0 FEET. MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.

FORECAST: RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE MONDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 15.5 FEET BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

IMPACT...AT 15.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING NEAR THE RIVER.

ALSO, THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE PEARL RIVER NEAR PEARL RIVER FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

AT 9:00 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.2 FEET. MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. FLOOD STAGE IS 14.0 FEET.

FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 15.6 FEET BY SUNDAY MORNING. IMPACT.AT 15.5 FEET.

SECONDARY ROADS TO THE RIVER AND THROUGHOUT HONEY ISLAND SWAMP ARE INUNDATED. PROPERTY IN THE VICINITY OF THE GAGE IS FLOODED THREATENING ABOUT 20 HOMES ALONG THE LEFT BANK.

THE BOGUE CHITTO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WILL BE CLOSED TO HUNTING AT THE 15.5 FOOT STAGE

IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET...SECONDARY ROADS TO THE RIVER AND THROUGHOUT HONEY ISLAND SWAMP ARE INUNDATED. PROPERTY IN THE VICINITY OF THE GAGE IS FLOODED THREATENING ABOUT 20 HOMES ALONG THE LEFT BANK

IMPACT...AT 13.0 FEET...THE EAST AND WEST CHANNELS OF THE RIVER WILL BEGIN TO MERGE. HONEY ISLAND SWAMP TRAILS WILL BE UNDER WATER AS INUNDATION OF THE SWAMP BEGINS



--ORIGINAL STORY--

As of 7:05 p.m.on Saturday evening, Jan. 3, the National Weather Service has issued the following flood warning for the Tangipahoa River:

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER NEAR ROBERT, AFFECTING TANGIPAHOA PARISH

FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT FOR THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER NEAR ROBERT

AT 6:30 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.9 FEET. MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.

FORECAST: RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE MONDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 15.5 FEET BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TUESDAY EVENING. IMPACT.AT 15.0 FEET, MINOR FLOODING NEAR THE RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED ALONG WITH ANTICIPATED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 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 AN17.COM
 
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