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Flood Updates from the City of Monroe

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Kirby Rambin
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The Ouachita River continues to rise.

As waters begin to recede around the area, residents are still urged to respect barricades and road closures.

Officials ask residents to clear debris from drainage ditches in front of their homes, if they can safely do so, in an effort to help water drain more quickly.

King Oaks subdivision and the Wossman/Benoit area are now accessible to car traffic.

The Oregon Trail area is open to limited access, as is the River Oaks area. The primary concern in the River Oaks area is trying to safely cross the bridge that crosses Hoggs Bayou. Restricted areas around Hoggs Bayou include:

  • Jefferson Davis and Deborah
  • Claiborne and West Deborah
  • Cuba and West Deborah.

Traffic is also restricted at the Deborah/Forsythe entry point.
Parkview Apartments continue to be closed to traffic.

There are still multiple road closures across the city of Monroe. Traffic Engineering and the Monroe Police Department are assessing the conditions of all closures, and will reopen streets as they become safe for motorists. Please monitor local news sites and newscasts for an updated list of road closures.

Residents are urged to please respect the barricades and follow instructions from law enforcement about not driving in those areas.

As many as 600 residents have taken emergency shelter at one of the four shelters opened across the city (Marbles, Johnson, Robinson, and Saul Adler Community Centers). Many of these residents have now moved into hotels or are staying with family and friends. As of noon, there are 172 people staying in the four shelters; these evacuees will soon be condensed into two shelters (Saul Adler and Marbles) to more effectively serve their needs and utilize community resources.

Monroe Transit will provide free transportation to shelter residents (only) to the store in order for them to purchase needed supplies, medicine, and personal items.

Kirby Rambin is a natural entertainer, having played violin since the age of 9 and performing publicly since he was just 12. As a teen, he performed with the Monroe Youth Symphony and the Louisiana All-State Orchestra.
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