Happening now, and implications for people downstream as well.
Tchefuncte River in Folsom to Crest Early Saturday Morning
The National Weather Service has advised St. Tammany Parish Government, now operating out of the Emergency Operations Center, that the Tchefuncte River at Folsom will crest at 7am tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 13th, 2016). The NWS in Slidell is predicting that the river will crest at 24 feet. This is 1.2 feet lower than the river registered during the March 2016 floods.
St. Tammany Parish residents that experienced flooding in the past in this area, or live near the Tchefuncte River in Folsom, are encouraged to consider moving to higher ground, securing your home and take the necessary precautions to protect your property. Residents in the area that require emergency housing, are advised that the Red Cross has opened a shelter at Franklinton High School, One Demon Circle, Franklinton, LA.
Additionally, residents further downstream on the Tchefuncte River at US Highway 190 near Covington, are also advised to prepare for the possibility of high water and flooding in areas that received significant water in the March floods. The NWS has indicated that the Tchefuncte River at Hwy 190 could possibly crest there by 1am Sunday morning.
Residents are asked to monitor the weather forecast overnight and during the coming days through your local media outlets. St. Tammany Parish Government will have updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.