Residents urged to practice caution
A significant severe weather event that includes heavy rainfall has been predicted for a large portion of the state, which also encompasses North Louisiana.
A substantial quantity of rain is expected to further saturate the area and motorists are urged to use extreme caution. Louisiana State Police are reminding motorists to allow additional travel time during inclement weather periods. As many streets and roadways in the area have the potential to flood under such extreme conditions, motorists are urged never to attempt driving through standing water, as it is quite difficult to determine the depth of that water.