Water rises in south Bossier

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The slow and steady rise of water in parts of south Bossier continues.

"It's probably come up about another inch or so since this morning," says Elm Grove resident Houston Pardee.

Pardee lives along Highway 71.

The fields around his house have become lakes, as the water flowing down the Red Chute Bayou and Flat River is backing up, instead of flowing into Loggy Bayou.

After sandbagging around his house and moving valuables upstairs, Pardee can now only watch and wait.

"It's backing up," says Pardee. "We're hoping it won't overtake between now and Thursday. I think they said tomorrow it's supposed to crest, so maybe we can hold out; we're hoping anyway.">

The sandbagging continues along parts of Highway 71 in an effort to keep that critical north-south corridor between Bossier and Red River parishes open.

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