Strong Storms Mean Flood Warnings For Shreveport Area
In the event that the storms that hit Northwest Louisiana didn't keep you up all night, you might not realize just how much rain has fallen so far.
According to the National Weather Service in Shreveport, the Northwest Louisiana area has already seen between two and three inches of rain and additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible.
Because of the heavy rains, they have issued a Flash Flood Warning for central Bossier Parish, southwestern Caddo Parish and northwestern DeSoto Parish until 5:45 am.
Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas could plague the area.
Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Shreveport, Bossier City, Greenwood, Benton, Stonewall, Fosters, Eastwood, Keachi, Longstreet, Forbing, Keithville, Cross Lake, Barksdale Air Force Base, Spring Ridge, Ferguson, Kickapoo, Gloster, Bodcau and Red Chute.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Flood Watch until 7:00 pm tomorrow, Friday, April 7 for portions of Arkansas, Louisiana and northeast Texas, including the following counties and parishes:
In Arkansas, Columbia and Union.
In Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Union, Webster and Winn.
In northeast Texas, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Rusk and Smith.
Forecasters believe that excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue through Friday, resulting in an additional 2-4 inches of heavy rainfall.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.