More than a foot of rainfall fell in LaSalle

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More than a foot of rainfall fell in LaSalle Parish within a 24-hour period late Wednesday night and during the day on Thursday of last week, causing major flooding in low lying areas. The Jena Town Park was one victim of the floodwaters, with a major bridge in the park being barricaded early in the day Thursday. High water covered a major portion of the low-lying area of the park. Roads and bridges in low-lying areas throughout the parish had to be closed. Schools dismissed early Thursday and remained closed on Friday.  

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