Flash flooding inundates suburban streets, water reported in more than two dozen area homes
CENTRAL – Northern East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhoods experienced overnight flash flooding that trapped people inside homes because streets were filled with water.
In a number of places, people reported water had crept into their homes.
On social media, at least one person reported water made it inside their home off Hooper near the Central Sports Park.
In another area, near the Bridlewood and Krystal Place subdivisions – also off Hooper – streets filled to the top of the curb with water, reaching to the doorsteps of homes. The mayor said the area experienced flash flooding that was usually seen in any heavy rain event but said in those neighborhoods, it did not appear water was inside homes.
In Baker, there was more significant flash flooding where the mayor told WBRZ by sunrise, as many as two dozen homes had flooded. There, mayor Darnell Waites said overnight storms dumped 8 to 12 inches of rain over a span of 3 hours. Baker city officials are out surveying issues and finding ways to keep water from rising as more rain moves in later Friday.
The mayor of Baker Darnell Waites says last night’a storms was 8 to 12 inches of rain over a span of 3 hours leaving 25 homes flooded. Officials are out this morning doing everything they can to pick up but also prepare for Hurricane Delta. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/BWyP1Ywszk— Nadeen Abusada (@NadeenAbusada) October 9, 2020
This is on Groom Road and McHugh Road in Baker near Plank Road. Both streets are closed off due to high water. The mayor of Baker tells me that they were up all night trying to get people out of flooded homes as they also prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Delta. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/ekDUUHmj5F— Nadeen Abusada (@NadeenAbusada) October 9, 2020
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