Areal Flood Warning for NELA - Up to 10" Of Rain Fell Overnight

Mar 29, 2018

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in...
Southern Union County in south central Arkansas...
Central Jackson Parish in north central Louisiana...
Union Parish in north central Louisiana...
Ouachita Parish in north central Louisiana...
Northeastern Claiborne Parish in northwestern Louisiana...
Lincoln Parish in north central Louisiana...

Until 1115 AM CDT Thursday

At 510 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported thunderstorms with heavy rain over portions of northcentral Louisiana and extrem southcentral Arkansas that will result in areas of continued 
flooding. five to nearly ten inches of rain has occurred since early Wednesday across these areas. Some roads have reported water over the roadways. 

 Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Monroe, Ruston, El Dorado, Claiborne, West Monroe, Grambling Huttig, Swartz, Brownsville-Bawcom, Brownsville-Bawcomville, Farmerville, Richwood, Bernice, Sterlington, Strong, Wesson, Urbana, Lawson, Cooley and Lapile.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to over two inches are expected through the mid morning hours in the warned area.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding, as well as during the morning rush hour commute in urban areas. 

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.