Flash flooding in Bossier and Caddo Parish

By Fred Childers - bio|email

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - If you drove to work this morning just about anywhere in the Ark-La-Tex, you probably saw lots of flooding.

The heavy rains caused creeks in North Caddo Parish to rise in minutes, and in North Bossier Parish, it took residents by surprise.

"Like this morning I looked, I didn't see water, and then I went out there, and I see the whole yard is covered", said Terry Caldwell, a Bossier Parish resident.

"The water was constantly rising we had to leave home," said Jimmy Hawthorne, another Bossier parish resident.

Many of them were forced to leave their homes, only to damage their cars.

"Water was inside my car already at least 3 to 4 inches of water in my car," said Hawthorne.

Streets like Gremmit Drive here in north Shreveport remained underwater for much of the morning.  It didn't result in any crashes, but it did keep people from getting to work on time.

"It's a whole lot deeper than yesterday," said Mark Pinkley.

He found that out the hard way that the water was deeper, as he plowed through the several inches of standing water, then his car stalled.

"It just stopped like a brick wall, and come to a complete stop," said Pinkley.

Luckily somebody passed by and decided to help by attaching cables to his car and pulling him to dry ground.

"Because it sucks being stranded on the side of the road, i have to, and people keep driving by all the time. >

Flash flooding, true to it's nature, took a lot of drivers and homeowners by surprise, luckily no injuries have been reported.

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