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Flooding still a major concern throughout northwest La.

by Minden Press-Herald

Webster Parish has the potential for some flooding over the rest of the week. There is a flash flood warning for the areas east and south of the Parish however Lisa May of the National Weather Service says that doesn’t mean we won’t see any flooding as well.

“All of the rivers, creeks and bayous are up high, so it doesn’t mean that you won’t see flooding, especially in low lying areas,” May said. 

The rain is supposed to last through Friday morning with about 2-3 inches expected to fall on already soaked ground. 

Terry Combs with the City of Minden’s Streets Department said they haven’t had many issues with flooding yet.

“We did have an issue on December 31 where a cover was stopped up but we were able to unblock it so that water could flow,” Combs said. 

The Streets Department is prepared if Minden does see flooding. 

“We’ve prepared sandbags and if streets are flooding we will put out the proper signage to let people know that there is high water,” 

Sandbags can be picked up at 1400 Talton Street between the hours of 7am and 4pm. 

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