Flash Flood in USA on December 29 2018 04:46 AM (UTC).
After heavy rainfall overnight several parishes are dealing with flooding and road closures. St. Charles Parish officials asked residents to limit their wastewater usage until further notice. There is standing water near Ormond Estates. It has also been reported that several houses in Norco have taken on water. In the Varnado area, emergency management officials reported that eight homes have taken on water. The Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas issued the following statement on severe weather impacts to the parish: "Myself and the emergency preparedness office have been monitoring the weather and have reports that some areas of our parish sustained anywhere from 10-13 inches of rain that caused flash flooding in the Bogalusa, Varnado and Angie area. Some of our residents had to be rescued by first responder agencies and thankfully we have no injuries to report. The LA DOTD website indicates 5 state highways in the parish remain closed due to high water. The Bogue Chitto River at Franklinton is currently at 15.12 and forecasted to continue to rise to 16 feet by noon today. My public works crews have been out assessing and closing roads that were impassable due to rising waters. We estimate that 30 plus roads were known to have water flowing over them from late Thursday evening to today and estimate 20-30 residents had water in their home. I ask all residents to take their time and drive with caution as some roads may still have water over them. The office is busy so if no one is available to take your call please leave a message." Street flooding was reported in Mandeville on Cours Carson Road. St. Tammany Parish Emergency Officials say there are no reports of flooding into homes, or major street flooding. Emergency management on the North Shore delivered sandbags to some low-lying homes and neighborhoods. They also put out road block signs because of high water. Water overtook parts of M. William Road in Kentwood due to heavy flooding. Some street flooding was also reported in Hammond.