Severe weather warnings

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 4:14pm

Bossier City Police Department

***NEWS RELEASE****

BOSSIER CITY MAYOR, POLICE AND FIRE CHIEFS MONITOR POTENTIAL FLOODING SITUATION AND PREPARING TO RESPOND ACCORDINGLY

Bossier City Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker, Police Chief Mike Halphen and Fire Chief Sammy Halphen are remaining on top on the current severe weather and potential flooding situation in the city and will continue to monitor the weather threat for the next 24 to 36 hours as the system moves through the area.
The city and its emergency personnel are focusing there efforts on several areas of the city particularly in east Bossier City in the vicinity of Red Chute Bayou and Flat River. Residents in this area should be aware that roadways may become impassable during the evening and overnight hours due to potential flood waters covering roadways. The Police and Fire Departments are prepared and are putting measures in place to assist residents who may become affected by high water.
Residents are advised to stay home and not travel on roadways during this weather event. Motorists are strongly advised not to travel on flooded roads - Turn Around. Don't Drown - as most persons killed in floods are in vehicles.
Police Chief Halphen is deploying additional personnel during this time so that they may be available to provide immediate assistance to residents as needed. Fire Chief Halphen is also assembling personnel who are ready to respond accordlingly.

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