Sheriff McKnight issues flood alert

Press Release Marion County residents on Caddo Lake and along the Big Cypress River can expect continued rising water for the next several days. According to the National Weather Service in Shreveport, the lake is expected to crest at 178 feet sometimes late Tuesday. Caddo Lake flood stage is 172 feet. During the recent floods in March, it crested at a… Read More Sheriff McKnight issues flood alert

Only two weeks left to register for disaster assistance

AUSTIN, Texas — Texans who suffered damage or losses from the March 7-29 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance. “We do not want to see anyone lose the opportunity to receive money that they are due,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “But as we deal with multiple disasters here… Read More Only two weeks left to register for disaster assistance

‘Like stabbing you in the heart’

How does it feel to lose everything?   Hundreds of local flood victims know BOB PALMER Jefferson Jimplecute If you haven’t seen Mark Allen, girls’ basketball coach and Lady’s Athletic Director at Jefferson High School, around to the campus lately, he has a good excuse. Mark, trapped on an island for more than a week and showering at neighbors, stays busy… Read More ‘Like stabbing you in the heart’

Raging Cypress forces families to flee home

Gov. Abbot includes Marion and Harrison in Disaster Proclamation Carla Bass Jimplecute Staff On Monday, March 14, Governor Greg Abbot issued a Proclamation designating Marion County, along with several other counties, as disaster areas due to the flooding experienced around Lake Monterey, Caddo Lake, Big Cypress Bayou, and many of tributaries of Lake o’ the… Read More Raging Cypress forces families to flee home

Red Cross Relief

Tammy Prater Executive Director, American Red Cross Serving East Texas The Red Cross storm response efforts continue in East Texas with a concentration of activity in Gregg, Rusk and Harrison Counties. ASSISTANCE On Thursday, March 17, the Red Cross will open a Service Center at the T.J. Taylor Center located at 15593 FM 134, in Karnack. The Service Center will be open from 10 am… Read More Red Cross Relief