Several rescues in Tangipahoa parish as over 40 roads under water

Hwy. 51 in Tangipahoa closed due to flooding

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Tangipahoa Parish emergency management crews have begun search and high water rescue operations after heavy rains swamped the parish.

Officials report at least 40 roads are under water as rains continue to move through the area.

There were some overnight rescues around Roseland, according to Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller.

Miller said water is rising in and around Amite. Roads are flooded that didn't flood during record flooding in March, Miller said.

The parish received eight inches overnight and another five or six additional inches are expected to fall today.

In Livingston Parish, a flood warning is issued along the Tickfaw River near Holden. Record flooding is expected. The river is expected to crest at seven feet above flood stage.

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