Amite River rising fast; Livingston Sheriff urging residents to evacuate

Published: Aug. 13, 2016 at 9:28 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2016 at 11:11 AM CDT
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LIVINGSTON PARISH (WVUE) - The Amite River is rising fast, according to Livingston Parish officials

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard is concerned about the several hundred residents living along Bend Road located in the Watson area that live along the stretch leading toward the dead end of the road.

As of 5:30 a.m. deputies are on Bend Road trying to get to as many homes as possible and urging residents who live there to evacuate immediately.

Residents who can get out on their own are asked to meet deputies at 35980 Bend Road.

Deputies will assist them in getting to dry ground.

The Louisiana National Guard and all emergency personnel are working on rescue operations as quickly as possible.

If residents need assistance, call the Emergency Hotline at 225-686-3996.

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