Mar 10, 2016

Rain soaks north Louisiana, 3 dead in severe weather

Bossier City, LA
Ouachita, Delta, LA
Morehouse Parish, LA
USA
by
Gerald Herbert and Chevel Johnson
,
Washington Post
Two men secure two horses in rising floodwaters as a Bossier Parish Sheriff truck passes in Bossier Parish, La., Thursday, March 10, 2016. Photo: Gerald Herbert/Associated Press
Two men secure two horses in rising floodwaters as a Bossier Parish Sheriff truck passes in Bossier Parish, La., Thursday, March 10, 2016. Photo: Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

In Bossier City — across the Red River from Shreveport — some 3,500 homes were under a mandatory evacuation as a precaution because a bayou was approaching the top of its levee. National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Hansford said Thursday morning that the bayou may top the levee or be breached. One weather spotter just north of Monroe reported more than 18 inches of rain since Tuesday night, he said