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Back of Covington High School taking on water

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Rising waters hit Covington Highschool Saturday morning. Rising waters hit Covington Highschool Saturday morning.
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -

Covington High School is taking on water.

According to FOX 8's Natasha Robin the back of Covington High School at 7030 Lion Drive flooded after heavy rain caused the Bogue Falaya river to rise to historic levels.

According to our reporter, the rising waters spared the main building on campus, but buildings towards the back of campus took on several inches of water. The extent of the damage is not known at this time.

St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister said first responders completed 50 rescues in Covington Friday night near areas affected by historic river flooding.

The National Weather Service predicted the Bogue Falaya would crest around 6 a.m. on Saturday, but it crested overnight at 21.5 feet.

Several businesses have taken on water on Boston St., however the water is starting to go down in the area. Officials urge residents to still keep their guard up. The water is knee deep in the area.

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