Lake Level, Weather update
Thanks to the dozens of city and parish employees and law enforcement, emergency workers, Claiborne Electric employees and volunteer workers who helped with the disaster Saturday caused by several tornadoes in our parish. Our prayers are with those who suffered damages and the sheer fright of this event. There’s no good time for that, but it is even worse at Christmas. Even though it was bad, we had our own Christmas miracle in that there were not serious injuries and fatalities and that property damage was not much worse. Many people still have a tough road ahead to get back to normal. The torrential rains also caused Lake D’Arbonne, already high from above normal rainfall, to be more than two feet above flood stage. Lake Commission chairman Steve Cagle said that the lake stood at 82.1 feet on Christmas eve and is expected to crest at 82.41 in the next two days. The new tainter gate will not be used at this time, unless the lake is predicted to reach 82.5. That is the standard set for its use. The commission and the LDOTD are keeping a close eye on the situation.
On behalf of lakedarbonnelife.com, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. Do not let anything distract you from the true meaning of this season. We will be back with you on Jan. 1, 2014.