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Flash flooding forces evacuations in Haughton's Tall Timbers

Several houses in the Haughton subdivision of Tall Timbers along Whispering Pines Drive were evacuated Wednesday morning in Bossier Parish. (Source: Adria Goins/KSLA News 12) Several houses in the Haughton subdivision of Tall Timbers along Whispering Pines Drive were evacuated Wednesday morning in Bossier Parish. (Source: Adria Goins/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Adria Goins/KSLA News 12) (Source: Adria Goins/KSLA News 12)
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HAUGHTON, LA (KSLA) -

Several houses in the Haughton subdivision of Tall Timbers along Whispering Pines Drive were evacuated Wednesday morning due to flash flooding. Deputies say 24 households so far have been evacuated. 

At least one person has been rescued from their home by deputies, who have been going door-to-door by boat. 

Two men in the area told KSLA News 12's Adria Goins they rescued as many as 5 people  from their homes using flat bottom boats. We're told the men rescued a pair or grandparents and their grandchildren. They also reportedly rescued several pets from homes, as well.

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.

More than 30 houses have been damaged. The water can be seen almost up to the roofs of the houses. Many vehicles in the area were seen under water.

Lisa Glasgow knows several people who have homes affected by the flood.  "It just breaks my heart, because these people are my friends and neighbors," said Glasgow. 

The park at the front of the neighborhood now looks more like a lake. "I was shocked," she said of seeing the flooding for the first time. Luckily, Glasgow does not have water in her home, but her property has been affected. "Our backyard is like a river, a lake."
With more rain on the way, she spent the day sandbagging her home. "It is the water from the backyard and the ditch that I'm concerned about with my house," said Glasgow.

As the rain continues, Glasgow's heart is with her neighbors whose homes are flooded. "I want to ask for people's prayers for those people affected, so you know they can get their lives back together," she said.  

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