Morehouse Parish under state of emergency, sandbags available

MGN PHOTO: Bags filled with sand to stop a storm surge, Photo Date: March 29, 2008
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MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Another state of emergency has been declared for a northeast Louisiana parish due to severe weather events.

According to the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office, Morehouse is now under a state of emergency because of rising floodwaters. This means sandbags are now available.

In a Facebook post, they say, "Sand bags may be obtained at the Parish Hwy Dept. on New Monroe Rd. Limit to 25 per house hold, you must fill, load and haul your own and be a resident of Morehouse Parish."

"The National Weather Service has predicted that Bartholomew will rise to between 29' to 29'6"( March 2019 levels) and crest 4-17-19. If we get between 2" to 3" of rain this week Bartholomew will come right back up to between 30' to 30'6"(close to March 2016 levels) sometimes late this weekend or early next week."

Here are a few more road updates from the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office.