BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Baton Rouge officials are preparing for the heavy rain as the city waits out a flash flood warning.
BRProud’s Storm Tracker team reported that heavy rainfall is possible and could impact low areas with poor drainage the most. During the day, the rain will increase over the I-10 and the I-12 corridor and go north. The highest risk for severe weather will be in the afternoon to the early evening.
The majority of the rain will begin to move out east towards the night hours leaving some showers behind into Monday morning.
- Airline Highway Fairgrounds (16072 Airline Highway)
- Alsen Park (601 Old Rafe Mayer Road)
- Cadillac Street Park (6117 Cadillac Street)
- Doyles Bayou Park ( 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road in Zachary)
- Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park (1702 Gardere Lane)
- Memorial Stadium (1750 Foss Street)
- Flannery Road Park (801 S. Flannery Road)
- Old Lovett Road Park (13443 Lovett Road)
- Bring your own shovel
A sandbag locations map can be found here.
City officials say that areas in Greenwell Springs, Tigerland and Highland have already received over 4.5 inches of rain. Drivers are asked to not go around barricades.
- Bishop Ott Shelter (1623 Convention Street)
- Salvation Army (7361 Airline Highway)
A map of shelters can be found here.
This list will be updated.