Officials extend flash flood warnings for some south Louisiana parishes

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The National Weather Service reported flash flood warnings were extended for some Louisiana parishes Tuesday as strong storms continued to move in from the Gulf of Mexico.

Ascension, Assumption, Iberville and Livingston parishes are now under a flash flood warning until 2:45 p.m. St. Mary and Tangipahoa parishes are under a flash flood warning until 2:15 p.m. Another flash flood warning is in effect for St. John the Baptist Parish until 3:15 p.m.

Bill Roux, the drainage director of Ascension Parish, said several thousand sandbags are ready and waiting at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. He added all five pumps have been running since early in the morning. To call about sandbags, the number is 225-621-5700 or 225-621-5730.

Gonzales officials reported sandbags are available at the waste water facility on South Burnside Avenue. They added the bags will be filled for those who show up.

Radar estimated more than 4" of rain had fallen in parts of Iberville and Ascension parishes by 9:30 a.m. More rain is expected throughout the day.

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