The Red River is flooding

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A rising Red River was covering streets and, in some instances, entering homes in northwestern Louisiana, rising to more than five feet above its 30-foot flood stage in Shreveport.

Caddo Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said at least a dozen Caddo Parish homes had flooded last weekend — some with at least a foot of water — along the Red or its tributaries. There was flooding reported on major Shreveport area thoroughfares and scattered evacuations in some areas.

“There are other areas where, if you don’t have water in your home, it’s knocking at your door,” Chadwick said. — Associated Press reporting