Baton Rouge, La – January 29, 2023 – East Baton Rouge Parish experienced a significant rain event today that caused localized flooding in various watersheds. East Baton Rouge Parish remains under an Areal Flood Warning until 4:45PM and a Flash Flood Watch until 6:00AM tomorrow morning.
The National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge estimates 2-4” of rainfall, with locally higher amounts, have fallen across the Parish in less than a 3 hour period today. Rain showers will continue for our area throughout the evening with an additional 1” of rainfall forecasted; however, the NWS reports that the worst of conditions have passed.
Emergency crews responded to at least 15 calls for assistance from motorists in stalled vehicles. City-Parish crews have been placing barricades at high water locations all day, closing at least 15 roadways so far.
With more rain in the forecast this evening and into the coming days, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome encourages residents, “As widespread rainfall and flash flooding continues in our area, please do not drive through flooded roadways or around barricades placed for your safety. Please pay attention to local weather forecasts and stay off the roadways if possible during heavy rain events.”
For the latest road closures in East Baton Rouge Parish visit brla.gov/emergency
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