South Bossier flooding update

By Liz Elan - bio | email

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -  Hwy 71 in South Bossier Parish looks more like a swamp land.  More then a week after the rains, some sandbags just aren't cutting it when it comes to mother nature.
" It's getting better in some areas and worse in others," said Erin Habich with the Bossier Sheriff's Office. On one stretch of Hwy71 south of Hwy 157, the water is knee deep.  "The water has started to flow in kind of a different direction. It's all kind of following a current," said Habich. "As people drive through the little bit of water that comes over, it splashes back and comes back over."
The sandbagging effort on Hwy 71 is the most serious operation going on in South Bossier Parish as of midday Thursday.  Inmates are working as fast as possible stuffing sandbags to stop the water from pouring over on to the roadway.
At the staging area for emergency crews on Hwy154 and Hwy71, high water vehicles made the rounds through flooded neighborhoods during the night.   By Thursday, The Sheriff's Office says everyone who wanted to evacuate is gone and the ones left plan on seeing it through.