Louisiana Folks: Is This River Near Me?

I have to go to Ft. Polk tomorrow through Thursday. I understand there is a river flood warning on the Calcasieu River (near Glenmora) until Saturday. I’ll be driving from the Alexandria airport to Ft. Polk mostly along Rt 28. to US 171, I believe it is. Does this flood warning affect my route? If yes, what are my alternative routes?

Glenmora is about an hour’s drive to the South of your route. I don’t think the Calcasieu comes as far North as 28. You should be just fine. Ask at the airport when you arrive.

Technically, LA 28 does cross the Calcasieu River, but it’s the swampy headwaters where it’s a tangle of small tributaries, almost impossible to flood. The highway won’t be affected.