2009 Flooding Tanglewood - Tom Malmay
SEVERE From page 1A Ouachita Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Butch Beckham said the Ouachita Ouachita River was more than two feet above flood stage at the Felsenthal Dam in lower Arkansas. Water covered streets in the Tanglewood and Town and Country subdivisions subdivisions for much of of the day. Thursday's rain added another inch to the already swollen Lake DArbonne. Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley said the lake level was 85 feet and rising. Flood stage for the lake is 84 feet "We've got at least 60 houses houses where water has entered or it's imminent," Buckley said. "We expect (Lake DArbonne) to rise another inch and a half The whole parish is waterlogged, waterlogged, with creeks and other areas backed up with water." He said the parish already went through 30,000 sandbags sandbags fighting the flood. Union Parish residents can obtain sandbags, while they last, at Four-way Four-way Four-way Loop Road at Louisiana 2, Terral Island Road at Louisiana 2, Scotts Hideaway Road at Louisiana 2 and Pleasure Island road off Louisiana 15. "The problem we're running running into now," Buckley said Thursday night, "is if the parish parish hasn't run out already, it's close to running out of sand" Lincoln Parish sheriff's deputies reported one tree limb that briefly fell across Interstate 20 but had no effect on traffic. Morehouse HSEP Director Director James Marcus said only a light rain in his parish allowed some of the flash flooding from days earlier to subside.