Flash flooding in Claiborne Parish

By Fred Childers - bio|email

Homer, LA (KSLA) - Schools in Claiborne Parish released students at noon on Monday due to flash flooding on 60 to 70% of the roads.

"We're going to check the roads first thing in the morning and then make a decision", said Dr. Janice Williams, Superintendent of Claiborne Parish Schools.

Claiborne Parish officials report closing about 30 to 40 roads because of dangerous flash flooding.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness told residents to move their valuables to higher ground, but did not ask them to evacuate.  Officials also requested that people stay home and not drive through water, saying it's difficult to know how powerful the water can be.

Not all roads in Claiborne Parish have been flagged for high water, so officials tell residents that if they do decide to drive, to exercise extreme caution.

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