Lake Charles –
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has received reports stating the Sabine River is predicted to crest tomorrow, August 2, at approximately 11:00 a.m. at 31.4 feet, approximately 2 feet less than the March 2016 flood. There is still a voluntary evacuation in place for the residents of the western part of Calcasieu Parish, areas of Highway 109 west to the Sabine River and north from I-10 to Calcasieu Parish Line.
The Sheriff’s Office currently has high water vehicles and boats staged in the western part of the parish, and is prepared to continue to handle evacuations and flood related calls. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vinton Law Enforcement Center, located at 1302 Center St. in Vinton is open 24 hours a day for the duration of the flooding event for anyone needing assistance. If anyone is needing information regarding flooding or has any other flood related issues please call the CPSO Vinton LEC at (337) 494-4568 or 911 if it is an emergency.