St. Mary Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 9:01 PM CDT Jun. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City.
* Until Sunday morning... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 PM Thursday the stage was 6.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 7.0 feet by
tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood stage early
Sunday morning.
* Impact... at stages near 7.0 feet... buildings at the foot of Ann
street on the river side of the flood wall will flood as water
overtops the Rio oil company dock. Buildings on the river side of
the Berwick floodwall will flood. River traffic restrictions will
be strictly enforced. In addition, backwater flooding could
potentially impact portions areas around Lake Palourde and
Stephensville.
* Impact... at stages near 6.0 feet... flood stage. The city dock will
be under water. Water will cover the lower end of Belleview front
street in Berwick. Vessel traffic will be affected by stronger
river current and vessel traffic safety rules will be strictly
enforced by the U.S. Coast Guard.


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