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Springfield flooding surprises residents

SPRINGFIELD, La (FOX44) — In some parts of Livingston parish, homes are underwater after Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than a foot of rain in some places over the weekend. Springfield was hit particularly hard.

Southern students concerned about exigency vote

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Southern University Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether or not the school should declare a financial emergency.

DPW getting roads ready for morning commute

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Tropical Storm Lee flooded many roads in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. Now, work crews are doing what they can to make tomorrow's commute back to work as smooth as possible.

Red Cross helps out those affected by Tropical Storm Lee

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) — Throughout the storm the Red Cross has been ready to help people impacted by the floods.

Tree damages house

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A mother and daughter received quite a scare when a tree fell on their home this morning.

Sunday update on Tropical Depression Lee

Tropical Storm Lee has weakened to a Depression. Winds are 35 mph and that general strength is forecasted to continue through tonight and early tomorrow.

Fallen trees cause major damage in Capitol City

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44)  -- Tropical Storm Lee pushed nearly six inches of rain in Baton Rouge within a 24 hour period. All that moisture has made the the ground very soft.

Power is out all over Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Entergy is reporting thousands of customers are in the dark. They says there are scattered reports of outages all throughout Baton Rouge.

Rivers rising to dangerous levels

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The heavy rain in parts of the state also impacting rivers and creeks across the state. This creek behind the Hyatt hotel on Bluebonnet is usually pretty shallow.

Residents fight flood in different ways

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In Baton Rouge, the flood fight is hitting close to home for many in the capital city. Some are using different ways to stop the rising water. Jessica Stick's yard is completely flooded.