18 August 2010

avoyelles parish flooding

UPDATE: kalb tv noon news/weather report. mansura mayor, kenneth pickett, says that today's flooding is worse than hurricane gustav.

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Avoyelles Parish Flooding

Posted: Aug 18, 2010 9:29 AM CDT
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 10:17 AM CDT

Due to heavy rains from Tropical Depression Number 5, residents of Avoyelles Parish are experiencing flooding issues.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office tells us that Leglise Street in Mansura has 2-3 feet of water on it.

Highway 114 between Mansura and Hessmer is experiencing some flooding.

Also Highway 107 in Plaucheville also has some high water on it.

There is also widespread flooding on some parish roads.

Cottonport experienced over 6 inches of rain overnight.

The Chief of Police there says the roads are flooded but passable at this time.

Sheriff's officials say that they have responded to numerous calls to help motorists who have slid off the road into ditches.

They're asking motorists to please stay off the roadway unless absolutely necessary.

Public schools are open Wednesday, however, the Avoyelles Charter School is closed today (Wednesday).

Watch Newschannel 5 for the latest on Avoyelles flooding.

We will also provide updates on KALB.com.
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