As rain poured down on the Baton Rouge area Thursday afternoon, flooding and high water was reported in spots around the area.
For the Baton Rouge area, a flood warning is in place until further notice, a flash flood watch is in place until 7 p.m. Friday, a tornado watch is in place until 6 p.m. and a flash flood warning until midnight.
The area circled in WHITE on this radar image shows where we are VERY concerned about flash flooding for the next several hours. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for #BatonRouge and surrounding cities. TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN! #lawx pic.twitter.com/Psqn1SSZF4— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) May 9, 2019
The National Weather Service tweeted that forecasters are very concerned about flash flooding for the next several hours in much of the area around Baton Rouge.
The storm continues to drift south, sending more rain in to New Orleans, according to the National Weather Service.
Multiple on and off ramps at Acadian Thruway were closed during the rainfall.
Acadian Thruway is closed in both directions at the underpass due to flooding.
La. 42 Burbank Drive is also closed due to high water.
Power lines downs are also down at Riley / Longfellow and the lights are out at Plank between Dawson and Hollywood.
High water was reported at the following locations, according to Red Stick Ready.
- North Blvd / 5th and 6th St
- Woodale / Florida
- 22nd / Government
- North / 10th
- Port Hudson-Pride/Scott Barr
- N Foster / Florida
- 7000 Scenic
- Essen Lane
- 200 Broadmoor / Meadowood
- 8300 Summa Ave 8247
- Sholar Dr
- Acadian / I-10
- Carter / Lasalle
- Antioch / Jefferson
- Carson / Liberty
- Nicholson / Gourrer