We are interrupting our regularly scheduled post to bring you this EMERGENCY WEATHER UPDATE. Let’s go live to our news crew out and about in the
BFTB News Boat.
BFTB News Boat.
Bentley: “As reported by our ace Weather Lab Paisley on Monday’s BFTB NETWoof News, the Bayou has been inundated with rainfall. Flash flood warnings remain in effect at this time. If you don’t have to leave your home, we suggest that you stay indoors. It was pretty bad last night, but thanks to Dr. Harvey’s Relax, I remained calm.”
Pierre: “Paisley, you really nailed this forecast. How bad has it been and are we in the clear, yet?”
Paisley: “Thank you, Pierre. We are currently in front of my aunt’s home and as you can tell, the water is very deep. They have evacuated to higher ground. A number of the subdivisions in Bossier parish have been given mandatory evacuation orders.”
Paisley: “Scenes like this are common in the area. Many creeks and streams have left their banks due to extremely heavy rainfall. In the last 24 hours, we have seen rain totals from 6” to 20”. Some homes are completely under water and many roads are impassable. Schools in the area have been cancelled for the second day.”
Bentley: “We would like to remind everyone not to play in the swollen rivers and streams. It might look like fun, but it can turn deadly in seconds. Three deaths have been reported due to cars being washed off the roadways. Don’t drown…turn around!”
Pierre: “I don’t mean to sound shallow, but I am glad that I rescheduled my grooming appointment. This weather would wreak havoc with a new hairdo.”
Paisley: “Not only would the weather make your puffy hair un~puffy, but the road to your PetSmart Grooming Salon is flooded! I’d love to report that the worst is behind us, but we are expecting an additional 5 to 10” overnight and this morning. We will continue in this rainy pattern through the weekend.”
Bentley: “At this time, our home is completely safe and in no danger of flooding. The backyard has some ginormous puddles but we aren’t allowed to go outside without our leashes. Mom thinks a certain White Westie co-anchor will splash through the puddles in a futile attempt to chase a squirrel.”
Pierre: “It is a fact that when the rain comes down, so do the squirrels. One must always be prepared to defend our perimeter from tree rats.”
Paisley: “Unfortunately, many deer and other wildlife are trying to escape the rising waters. We hope that they can find some dry land to wait out the flash flooding. Please, keep our area in your thoughts as many families are displaced and have no homes to go back to when the waters recede.”
Bentley: “Thanks for tuning into this EMERGENCY WEATHER ALERT. We will return to our regularly scheduled post tomorrow.”
Get the latest updates on #Louisiana flooding from your BFTB NETWoof #Weather Lab. https://t.co/S6uNQV53vj #shreveport— M. K.Clinton (@mk_clinton) March 10, 2016