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Red River Expected To Crest At 37 Feet

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The National Weather Service has revised it's projection of when the Red River will crest.  Meteorologist Dayvon Hill says the swollen waterway will reach 37 feet  sometime today.

The NWS had previously predicted the river to crest this past Saturday at 35 and a half feet.  The new projection of 37 feet would mark the river's stage as the fourth highest recorded level.  A 70-year mark of 38.3 feet was reached in April 1945.

Caddo and Bossier parish officials say some neighborhoods have flooded as stormwaters drain from Oklahoma and Texas into northwest Louisiana.  Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says he's among those whose homes have taken on water.  Prator says he set several item of furniture on 12-inch cinderblocks, but it wasn't enough to save several items from being damaged.