Louisiana, Mississippi residents watch rising waters

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Posted: Mar 12, 2016 3:05 AM
Louisiana, Mississippi residents watch rising waters

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Officials and residents in Louisiana and Mississippi were keeping an eye on rising river waters as they try to recover from major flooding in the region.

In Mississippi, officials say as many as 1,000 residents could see their homes flooded by the rapidly rising Leaf River in Hattiesburg, Petal and surrounding areas.

In Louisiana more rain was expected to fall Saturday although not as much as the deluge that started Tuesday and continued into Friday.

The rains caused severe flooding across Louisiana this week.

On Friday hundreds of people had to flee their homes in southeastern Louisiana after torrential rains caused flash flooding.

In northwestern Louisiana, the rain-swollen waters washed out bridges, submerged roads and forced families to evacuate.