Flooding, other hazards to be concerned about due to heavy rain

Published: Apr. 6, 2023 at 5:36 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2023 at 9:40 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - With the forecast predicting rain for the rest of the day, flooding is becoming a concern. Michael Barnes takes a drive in the heavy rain to talk about some of the possible flooding threats.

On April 6, rain has been pouring down since April 5′s afternoon and began again to pour again nonstop during the night. Water is building up in several areas and flooding is becoming a concern all across the Ark-La-Tex, especially in areas that encounter more flash floods.

Be careful of high water, it’s better to turn around than to take the risk and drive through as it doesn’t take much to get your car stuck and floating.


  • Sibley Lake in Natchitoches
  • Cross Lake Reservoir in Caddo Parish

Places to watch out for in Shreveport-Bossier:

  • Downtown, Shreveport
  • North Market
  • Crosslake areas
  • Grimmett Drive
  • Airline Drive
  • Dogwood
  • Haughton
  • Red Chute
  • Sligo

Remember to drive slowly to avoid hydroplaning.

Also, We have been hearing several reports of trees falling, so keep an eye open for any laying on the roadways. One tree has fallen across Highway U.S. 80 in Greenwood, Louisiana, causing road closure. 318 Tree Service Crews are worked to remove the tree.

Currently, Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, as well as Shelby County, Texas are in a flash flood warning because of the heavy rainfall.

Some of the areas that may experience flash floods include Shreveport, Bossier City, Greenwood, Benton, Stonewall, Fosters, Eastwood, Keachi, Longstreet, Forbing, Keithville, Cross Lake, Barksdale Air Force Base, Spring Ridge, Ferguson, Kickapoo, Gloster, Bodcau, Red Chute, Center, Logansport, Joaquin, Shelbyville, Neuville, Huxley, Grand Cane, Stanley, James, Reeds Store, Kingston, Jericho, and Frierson.