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Sunday Night Update: Latest from NWS on North Shore river levels

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The water levels on all major rivers on the North Shore, with the exception of the Pearl River in eastern St. Tammany Parish, are falling, according to the National Weather Service in Slidell  

The NWS says that as of 8 p.m. Sunday, the Pearl River near the town of Pearl River was at 19.3 feet. NWS officials add that the river will continue to rise and be near 21 feet by early Monday evening before it will begin to fall. At the crest, low-lying areas of Pearlington, MS, along with the southwest corner of the Stennis Space Center are expected to flood. NWS officials are also expecting flooding east of Military Road in Slidell. In addition, flood water could also cover portions of Interstate 10 east of Slidell, which could prompt a closure of the roadway. Forecasters remind residents that although the crest is expected Monday afternoon, the maximum flooding may not occur for another 24 hours as water travels from the river. 

Officials also say that river levels in Bogalusa are falling as of Sunday night. 

According to the NWS, a flood warning remains in effect for the Tangipahoa River near Robert. At 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the river was at 23 feet, but officials say that the river will continue to fall and will fall below the 15-foot flood stage by Thursday morning. 

The NWS say that as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the Tchefuncte River is is at 24.5 feet. The river level is falling and is expected to fall below the 20.5 foot flood stage by Tuesday morning. 

For additional information on the Pearl River Basin from the National Weather Service, click here

For additional information on the Amite/Comite and Lake Pontchartrain River Basins, click here

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