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Amite River falls below flood stage in Louisiana

1 month 4 weeks 31 minutes ago August 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 Wednesday, August 24 2016 August 24, 2016 9:54 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: FloodList

BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service says the entire Amite River is now below flood stage and water levels should continue to fall.

Forecaster Fred Zeigler says backwater flooding, which has contributed to widespread flooding, appears to have leveled off and is retreating in some locations of St. John the Baptist, St. James, Ascension, Iberville, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes.

Zeigler says the Baton Rouge area could see 1 inch to 3 inches of rain Wednesday afternoon.  He said forecasters would be watching the rainfall rate for a possible flash flood warning. Zeigler said the ground is saturated and the rain will have nowhere to go.

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