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Historic flooding expected from North Shore rivers

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Record water levels are causing some scary situations on the North Shore. (FOX 8 Viewer) Record water levels are causing some scary situations on the North Shore. (FOX 8 Viewer)
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North Shore rivers are experiencing record flooding after torrential rains overnight Thursday into Friday morning.

The long awaited storm system dropped more than 17” of rain in some parts of Washington Parish with widespread reports of 10” to 15” across Tangipahoa, Washington and Northwestern St. Tammany Parish.

The runoff from that rain is making its way into the river system causing evacuations in homes along the Pearl, Bogue Falaya, Bogue Chitto and Tchefuncte Rivers.

The National Weather Service reports that the Bogue Falaya is experiencing record heights at 62 feet and expected to crest at 62.5 feet.

Many areas can expect homes to flood and major highways to be cut off. Million Dollar road is also threatened as the Abita River will begin backing up. Many north shore roads are already washed out. 

Record flooding is expected on the Tchefuncte River as well. The record state is 32-feet and it appears the river will reach that stage by Saturday morning. Louisiana highway 21 is closed with water over the roadway.

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