A truck makes its way through flood waters along US 90 near its intersection with La. 1126, just east of Jennings in this file photo. Sheriff Ivy Woods is warning people along Mermentau River to prepare for flooding. The National Weather Service is estimating the river to rise 8 1/2 feet this weekend near Castex Landing. (American Press Archives)
Last Modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:35 PM
LAKE ARTHUR — A public meeting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Arthur Community Center to provide residents with updated information on the potential flooding which is expected to occur this weekend.
The Mermentau River is expected to rise to 9 feet by 6 p.m. Saturday before beginning a slow fall on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The meeting is being hosted by the town and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.