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Flood threat forces Carriage Oaks residents from homes

Bossier Sheriff's deputies and Bossier City police were going door-to-door alerting residents in the Carriage Oaks subdivision alerting of a mandatory evacuation on Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Charisse Gibson/KSLA News 12) Bossier Sheriff's deputies and Bossier City police were going door-to-door alerting residents in the Carriage Oaks subdivision alerting of a mandatory evacuation on Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Charisse Gibson/KSLA News 12)
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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Bossier Sheriff's deputies and Bossier  City police were going door-to-door alerting residents in the Carriage Oaks subdivision alerting of a mandatory evacuation on Wednesday afternoon.

Carriage Oaks is one of several Bossier City neighborhoods evacuated due to severe flooding in the area caused by constant heavy rain for the past 24 hours and the expectation that another 10 inches is still to come. 

Lake Side Drive runs along side a lake in the center of the subdivision, which saw the worst of the flooding Wednesday with vehicles stalling up and down the road. 

Andy Durban lives directly across from the lake and says this is the highest he's seen it since they have lived in the neighborhood.

"Even last year when it flooded so bad, it wasn't this high," says Andy. He heeding the warnings and is planning to evacuate with his family for a few days. 

Eric Zenter is also evacuating the area, but not before trying to protect his home from the rising water in spite of the lack of sandbags available. 

The parish's public service complex had run out by the time he go there earlier in the day, so he had to look elsewhere. 

"My best stop was a Lowe's I bought the last eight bags of clay sand they had," said Zenter. "I don't know if it is going to make any difference but I definitely am going to see if it helps." 

Heavy rain is possible through Thursday afternoon, with mandatory evacuations being issued for residents living in lower-lying areas of the subdivision. 

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