CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – With concerns about the rising waters, citizens are urged to take precautions to prevent or minimize property damage and injury in the event of a flood.

According to the National Weather Service, Northwest Louisiana can expect two to four inches of rainfall throughout the week. They expect local waterways to crest above the flood stage by Feb. 3.

Inmates held at the Caddo Correctional Center and Caddo Parish Public Works employees are filling sandbags at 1701 Monty St., while Shreveport City employees are filling sandbags at 1935 Claiborne Ave. for residents to protect their property from flooding.

Caddo Parish residents may pick up to 20 bags per person at either the Monty Street or the Claiborne Avenue facilities between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. Sandbags will continue to be made until they are no longer necessary.

Bossier City is offering sandbags to residents at the Public Works Complex on 3223 Old Shed Rd. on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Wallace Lake’s current water level is at 150.3’ and is expected to reach 152’ by Tuesday afternoon. The lake has the potential of reaching 156’ by the end of the week.

Cross Lake’s current 173.5’ is also rising, with a forecasted 174’ by Tuesday afternoon and a potential crest of 177’ by the week’s end.

Caddo Lake and the Red River are not in danger of flooding.

Officials say citizens should relocate watercraft from beneath structures like boat houses, keep anything electrical elevated and anchored, move to higher ground in case of flooding, and never underestimate currents by driving, riding, or walking through floodwaters.

Signing up for the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office emergency alert program, Everbridge, allows residents access to critical information. Simply go to, click on the “Alert Signup” tab and follow the steps.

CPSO is monitoring the weather with help from the National Weather Service. More information will be provided as it becomes available.