Heavy rains flood several neighborhoods, roadways; sandbags available ahead of more rain

Recap of flooding across Metro Baton Rouge on Monday, July 6, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Heavy rains flooded several neighborhoods and major roadways in Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish Monday, July 6.

Much of the WAFB viewing area remains under a Flash Flood Watch until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7.

Diane Deaton of the First Alert Storm Team says an estimated 3.5″ of rain fell within a three-hour period Monday morning, with up to 5″ in the Sorrento area.

High water closed I-110 near the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, Burnside Avenue in Gonzales, as well as several other major roadways.

Ascension Parish Parish President Clint Cointment says there’s potential for flash flooding and urges residents in flood-prone areas to take precautions.

Flooding in Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish Monday, July 6, 2020

HIGH WATER WARNINGS:

  • 12500 BRITAIN
  • 15900 FERRELL AVE
  • TIGER BEND / HOO SHOO TOO
  • 16000 Chadsford
  • 16278 Confederate
  • Prescott/Joor
  • 6200 Chattanouga
  • 12500 Britain
  • AZROK / LORANGER
  • Sherwood / Airline
  • Coursey/Stumberg
  • Industriplex/Fieldstone

The City of Gonzales has sandbags available to residents at the City Maintenance Barn, located at 2919 S Darla Ave. See more sandbag locations below.

SANDBAG LOCATIONS IN ASCENSION PARISH:

  • Butch Gore Park, Harry Savoy Rd, St. Amant
  • 7th District Fire Dept. Roddy Rd, Gonzales
  • Fire Station #1 Hwy 61, Gonzales
  • Prairieville Fire Dept. Hwy 73 @ Miller Rd, Prairieville
  • Jackie Roberson Park, Coco Rd, Geismar
  • 5th Ward Fire Dept. Hwy 22 @ Astroland Subd., Darrow
  • Stevens Park, Cannon Rd, St. Amant
  • DPW West, 725 Church Street - Donaldsonville

SANDBAG LOCATIONS IN LIVINGSTON PARISH

• In the parking lot in front of City of Denham Springs Fire Department (930 Government St.)

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