Shreveport Floods of May 14, 2008
Widespread flooding was reported all over the city of Shreveport and Bossier City.
Numerous cars, businesses and homes had taken on water throughout the city.
Interstate 20 was shut down for a short period in west Shreveport due to high water.
The ASOS at SHV has reported 10.73 inches from 6 pm 5/13 through 1 pm 5/14 becoming
the 2nd highest 24 hour rainfall total since 1873. 12.44 inches in July 1933 was the record.
• Numerous homes in the Shreveport-Bossier City area were flooded requiring high water
rescues by boats in many subdivisions (numbers unknown)
• Hundreds of cars (total count unknown) were/are flooded and abandoned on roadways/medians
throughout the city making travel more difficult.
• Numerous roads are closed throughout the city including 2 locations on Interstate 20.
• LSU Medical center reported 5 feet of water in the basement requiring pumps. Total damages unknown.
• Water main breaks occurred in south Shreveport causing water problems in numerous subdivisions
as well as a boil advisory. (including some businesses and hospitals).
• Willis-Knight Hospital is closed due to flooding and the water problems (emergency services
are being diverted)
• Caddo Parish schools were closed early due to flooding and water problems.
• Accidents have been reported all over the city due to high water and power outages at intersections.
24 Hour rainfall totals ending 7AM 5/14/2008 Showing the 6-10 inches that fell across Northwest LA.