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Evacuations underway in parts of NWLA due to flooding

Fox Chase neighborhood (Source: Casey Friday) Fox Chase neighborhood (Source: Casey Friday)
Residents at the Greenway Apartments in the 9200 block of Greenwood Rd. in Greenwood, La. were evacuated Wednesday because of flooding. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12) Residents at the Greenway Apartments in the 9200 block of Greenwood Rd. in Greenwood, La. were evacuated Wednesday because of flooding. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)
Evacuees there were taken to Open Range Fellowship church shelter at 9950 US 80 in Greenwood, according to CPSO. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12) Evacuees there were taken to Open Range Fellowship church shelter at 9950 US 80 in Greenwood, according to CPSO. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)
CPSO and Fire District 7 help evaluate residents in the 700 block of Self Road in Belcher. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) CPSO and Fire District 7 help evaluate residents in the 700 block of Self Road in Belcher. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
HAUGHTON, LA (KSLA) -

Severe flooding in the ArkLaTex led to several evacuations.

Caddo Parish deputies and fire districts evacuated houses Wednesday morning in the 11000 block of Colt Trail and at the end of Riding Club Lane in south Caddo. A family of 7 people and 6 dogs were also rescued from the 700 block of Self Road in Belcher.

Wednesday morning in Bossier Parish, several houses in the Haughton subdivision of Tall Timbers along Whispering Pines Drive were evacuated. Deputies say 24 households so far have been evacuated. 

Around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said residents at the Greenway Apartments in the 9200 block of Greenwood Rd. in Greenwood, La. were being evacuated because of flooding. Evacuees there were taken to Open Range Fellowship church shelter at 9950 US 80 in Greenwood, according to Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

Deputies went door-to-door to about 30 homes in the Fox Chase neighborhood on Fox Creek Rd. in Haughton due to flooding concerns around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Haughton Police Department officers and Bossier Sheriff''s Office deputies had to use boats and high water vehicles to help residents evacuate on Amberwood Dr., Alex Way and Cross Dr. 

In Doyline, Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said some residents along Carter Rd. near Lake Bistineau are also being evacuated by Wildlife and Fisheries officers. Authorities are using boats to reach the residents.

Residents or anyone else affected in the area by the high waters is asked to contact the Haughton Town Hall at (318) 949-9401, where Haughton Police Department is manning the phone line for this specific purpose. If it's an emergency, call 911.

Sexton says the Doyline evacuees will be taken to the shelter in Haughton. 

Sheriff Sexton also said that Meadowview Health and Rehab Center in Minden had to evacuate a portion of the building because of flooding. 

A temporary shelter has been set up at First Baptist Church in Haughton in the Family Life Center for families displaced during the flooding, and The American Red Cross is assisting families in need.

Anyone evacuating should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
  • Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself
  • Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters; service animals are permitted.

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