All over town you can hear the loud beep coming from cell phones as severe weather advisories are issued by the weather service. Red River Parish has been under one flash flood warning or another for most of Wednesday and Thursday. The pattern of rainfall is predicted to continue into the weekend.
Creeks and ditches are full. The Red River and Grand Bayou are both expected to rise due to runoff.
The Police Jury reports that there have been a couple of minor problems with parish roads so far. And all have been repaired. A portion of Pine Street in Edgefield was closed Thursday due to a wash out. Also a portion of Social Springs Road suffered a partial wash out and a couple of trees came down due to the water. Those have been removed.
Sandbags are available to residents and businesses. They may be picked up at the parish road barn at the fairgrounds.