Minor flooding reported across Southwest Louisiana - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Minor flooding reported across Southwest Louisiana

Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from Cowboy Stadium at McNeese State. (Source: McNeese State) Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from Cowboy Stadium at McNeese State. (Source: McNeese State)
Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from near the Interstate 210 overpass on Ryan Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC Viewer) Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from near the Interstate 210 overpass on Ryan Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC Viewer)
Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from the corner of Prien Lake Road and Reidway Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC Viewer) Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from the corner of Prien Lake Road and Reidway Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC Viewer)
Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from a street in Jennings. (Source: KPLC Viewer) Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from a street in Jennings. (Source: KPLC Viewer)
Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from Louisiana Avenue in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC Viewer) Heavy rains Wednesday morning led to street flooding across Southwest Louisiana. This is a photo from Louisiana Avenue in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC Viewer)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

Heavy rains hit Southwest Louisiana Wednesday morning, leaving many streets and low-lying areas underwater.

According to reports, anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain fell across the area. 

Meteorologist Ben Terry said that scattered showers will return later today, but he doesn't expect it to be nearly as heavy as it was this morning.

Things were much worse for our neighbors in the eastern part of the state.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado caused damage in the parking lot of an oil refinery in Garyville. You can read more about it HERE and at http://bit.ly/RC0w6J

Most of Southeast Louisiana, which received anywhere from 7 to 12 inches of rain, was expected to be under a flash flood watch until Thursday evening. You can read more about it HERE and at http://bit.ly/1hek3qx

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • F.K. White Middle School hopes to grow opportunities with teaching garden

    F.K. White Middle School hopes to grow opportunities with teaching garden

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:30:47 GMT
    F.K. White Middle School in Lake Charles is hoping to grow new opportunities with their new teaching garden that started with just a seed of an idea. "One of our science teachers Amanda LaBove has this idea with John O'Donnell who works for Healthier Southwest Louisiana," said Jessica Woolmington, an art teacher at the school. "He approached me and then Amanda as well and said, 'Hey, we need to do this. We should've started this yesterday, so let's get on it,' and we d...More >>
    F.K. White Middle School in Lake Charles is hoping to grow new opportunities with their new teaching garden that started with just a seed of an idea. "One of our science teachers Amanda LaBove has this idea with John O'Donnell who works for Healthier Southwest Louisiana," said Jessica Woolmington, an art teacher at the school. "He approached me and then Amanda as well and said, 'Hey, we need to do this. We should've started this yesterday, so let's get on it,' and we d...More >>
  • Race across the lake: sixth annual Dragon Boat Race coming to Lake Charles

    Race across the lake: sixth annual Dragon Boat Race coming to Lake Charles

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:24:40 GMT
    Dragon Boat Race (Source: KPLC)Dragon Boat Race (Source: KPLC)

    The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation will host their sixth annual Dragon Boat Races at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall. The event benefits Children's Miracle Network.  In this year’s race, up to 30 teams will race across the lake, competing to be the 2018 Dragon Boat Race winning team. Each team consists of 20 members who paddle a 41-foot vessel to the beat of their team drummer. In our 30-minute special report Race Across...

    More >>

    The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation will host their sixth annual Dragon Boat Races at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall. The event benefits Children's Miracle Network.  In this year’s race, up to 30 teams will race across the lake, competing to be the 2018 Dragon Boat Race winning team. Each team consists of 20 members who paddle a 41-foot vessel to the beat of their team drummer. In our 30-minute special report Race Across...

    More >>
  • WATCH LIVE: Former first lady Barbara Bush laid to rest

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:36:24 GMT
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)

    The funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush is being held at 11 a.m. today in Houston, Texas. Expected guests include former president Bill and Mrs. Bill Clinton, former president Barack and Mrs. Barack Obama and First Lady Melania Trump. Around 1,500 are expected to attend.

    More >>

    The funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush is being held at 11 a.m. today in Houston, Texas. Expected guests include former president Bill and Mrs. Bill Clinton, former president Barack and Mrs. Barack Obama and First Lady Melania Trump. Around 1,500 are expected to attend.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly