Emergency Preparedness Officials Monitoring Weather Conditions
The Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness continues to monitor heavy rainfall in the area.
Sheriff Steve Prator, director of the local office, said there aren't any reports of water inside homes or businesses in Caddo Parish. Only one road is closed due to high water in the rural parts of the parish, and that's Keithville-Kingston at the DeSoto Parish line.
According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Shreveport-Bossier metro area have seen about six inches of rainfall since Monday, with isolated areas receiving even more. An additional one to three inches are possible across north Louisiana. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued through tomorrow afternoon.
Shreveport police say they're waiting to find out whether any roads are closed due to high water, but they do say Cross Lake is closed.
Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale told us so far, no roads are closed there, either, but we'll let you know if that changes.
There are some SWEPCO power outages throughout the region. Some homes in north Bossier City are reportedly without power, along with hundreds in Webster Parish. CLICK HERE for the latest SWEPCO outage information.
Sheriff Prator reminds you to use caution in flooded areas, and never try to drive through high water. "Turn around. Don't drown."
CLICK HERE to register for CodeRED, a free emergency notification system that will call/text residents in the event of a potential or pending emergency.
Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Ian Snellgrove has this warning:
“With the additional rainfall we have already experienced and the forecast of more to come, we urge residents of Bossier Parish who live in low lying areas to be cautious and watch the water levels,” he said Snellgrove.
As a precaution, more sandbags are being filled at the Bossier Parish Police Jury Highway Department maintenance complex at 410 Mayfield St. in Benton. Sandbags may be picked up from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.