Flooding Leads to Rescues in Louisiana and Texas
May 18, 2021
KWCH ABC 12 (Floodwaters Burst into Saline County Home, Totaling Basement)
The Weather Channel
WFAA ABC 8 (‘Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice, but a Tornado Does,’ Says Dallas Homeowner Likely Hit by a Twister Sunday for Second Time Since 2019)
Office of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (Gov. Edwards Issues State Emergency Declaration Due to Ongoing Flood/Severe Weather Threat in Southwest Louisiana)
Associated Parish ZIP Code List
Approximate locations (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:
– Natoma (Osbourne County, 67651)
– Salina (Saline County, 67401, 67402)
*Concentrated home flooding reported on Sandy Avenue
– Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge Parish, 70808, 70810, 70816, 70817, 70820)
*Approximate impacted ZIP codes only
– Gonzales (Ascension Parish, 70707, 70737)
– Lake Charles (Calcasieu Parish, 70601, 70602, 70605, 70606, 70607, 70609, 70611, 70612, 70615, 70616, 70629)
– Fannett (Jefferson County, 77705)
– North Dallas (Dallas, Collin, Denton, Counties, 75230)
*Approximate impacted ZIP code only
– Pendleton (Bell County, 76564)
NOTE: This is NOT currently a FEMA Declared Disaster.
(CNN) — Water rescues were underway Tuesday morning in Louisiana’s capital region after torrential rain that started a day earlier caused dangerous flash flooding in parts of that state and southeastern Texas.
Yet more rain is expected through Thursday in the south-central US, setting up moderate risks of further flooding in central Texas, southern Louisiana and parts of southern Oklahoma and Arkansas. More than 30 million people were under flash flood watches Tuesday morning, largely in those four states.
In southeastern Baton Rouge, rescuers were using boats to ferry people from apartment buildings and other structures surrounded by high water late Monday and early Tuesday, CNN affiliate WAFB reported.
More than 250 people have been evacuated and brought to higher ground in East Baton Rouge Parish, and no injuries have been reported, parish fire department spokesperson Curt Monte told CNN.
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