Flash flooding leads to overnight high water rescues across the Baton Rouge metro area


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Flash flooding across the capital area led first responders to respond to a number of high water rescues overnight Thursday and into Friday morning.

This picture was taken around 1 a.m. on Friday morning at Wooddale Blvd:

Image courtesy of Michael Johnson

According to first responders, a number of high water home evacuations had to be carried out.

The pictures below were taken by Michael Johnson on Wimbish Dr. in Baker.

A number of people living in the ‘Little Farms’ neighborhood in Zachary reported water in their homes early Friday morning.

There have also been a number of flood reports in the city of Baton Rouge, according to the city’s Red Stick Ready. Vehicles were submerged around the area of Wooddale Boulevard, Florida Boulevard and Choctaw.

This is what Groom Rd. & Husband St. in Baker looks like this morning.

Below you will find current images from one Baker home that flooded in 2016.

A viewer sent in these pictures of Gurney Rd. in Central. 

These pictures were taken on Mchugh Rd. in Baker.

As of Friday morning, there were no reports of injuries. This is a developing story.

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