Weather Alert Details

Saint Martin Parish

River Flood Warning is in effect Issued February, 17 2020 at 7:29 PM - US/Central expires February, 18 2020 at 7:28 PM - US/Central THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MORGAN CITY. * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 7:00 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.3 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET. * FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 6.5 FEET BY THURSDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO A CREST NEAR 7.2 FEET BY THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH. * IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 7.0 FEET...BUILDINGS AT THE FOOT OF ANN STREET ON THE RIVER SIDE OF THE FLOOD WALL WILL FLOOD AS WATER OVERTOPS THE RIO OIL COMPANY DOCK. BUILDINGS ON THE RIVER SIDE OF THE BERWICK FLOODWALL WILL FLOOD. RIVER TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. IN ADDITION, BACKWATER FLOODING COULD POTENTIALLY IMPACT PORTIONS AREAS AROUND LAKE PALOURDE AND STEPHENSVILLE. * IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 6.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE. THE CITY DOCK WILL BE UNDER WATER. WATER WILL COVER THE LOWER END OF BELLEVIEW FRONT STREET IN BERWICK. VESSEL TRAFFIC WILL BE AFFECTED BY STRONGER RIVER CURRENT AND VESSEL TRAFFIC SAFETY RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE U.S. COAST GUARD. &&