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Clarksville taking flood fight donations, Louisiana fireworks postponed

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:33 pm


Employee’s of Welch’s Logging, of Clarksville, hoisted barriers late Tuesday afternoon, July 1, to help stem expected flooding on Front Street in Clarksville.

Front Street merchants have banded together to build a flood wall and save their businesses in historic downtown Clarksville.

“We’ve got plastic, bags, sand, and food,” said merchant Margie Greenwell as Welch’s Logging, of Clarksville, employees were¬†placing concrete barriers along Front Street at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1.

However, donations are needed for the effort to fight the flood the city voted to not pay for Monday, June 30. Those wishing to help should go to Facebook and type in Clarksville Flood Fighting Fund.

Meanwhile, the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has postponed the annual July 4th fireworks display at the riverfront because of expected high water. The event will be rescheduled at a later time.

For flood coverage this week, return to the louisianapressjournal.com and see full coverage in the July 9 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.