The Livingston Parish News: Rain, tornado and flooding on Thursday

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Here is your Friday Livingston Parish News: 

DELUGE | 4.5 inches of rain hits Livingston Parish in three hours flooding streets, homes, and businesses

The National Weather Service in New Orleans reported that southern Louisiana could get anywhere from 4″ to 8″ of rain on Thursday.

Half of that expected total came in just three hours’ time.

Gravity Drainage districts were reporting 4.5, in some places nearly 5″, of rain Thursday morning. The instant down pour caused a backup in the drainage systems across the parish flooding major streets, homes, and businesses.

‘Sounded like all hell broke loose’ | Tornado hits Satsuma area leaving residents without power; no injuries reported

Trees and power lines were torn down and several roofs were blown off their homes when a tornado ripped through the Satsuma area Thursday morning.

Areas in southern Livingston Parish, specifically Colyell and S. Satsuma Road, were battered with a tornado, rain, and high winds between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

RECOVERY | Shelter opens at Live Oak Junior High as officials wait for emergency declaration, damages calculated

Livingston Parish took a hit, and some residents have been left without a home.

Flooding and a tornado ripped through portions of the parish Thursday, and the Livingston Parish School Board along with Judson Baptist Church are opening a shelter at Live Oak Junior High.

Denham Springs High, Walker Elementary, and Eastside Elementary take water summer school still on

It was a rough day for the school system, like much of Livingston Parish, but summer school will go on Friday as planned.

According to Superintendent Joe Murphy, several school buildings on three school campuses took water but damage was minimal Denham Springs High; Walker Elementary; and Eastside Elementary.

CONTENT HUB | 2019 All-Parish Baseball/Softball

See the All-Parish awards here including teams, players of the year, and coaches of the year for Livingston Parish!

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