PHOTOS: Flooding in St. James Parish Force Road Closures

ST. JAMES PARISH, (WGNO) - Downpours caused serious flooding in St. James Parish Wednesday, forcing some road closures.

For a current list of road closures click HERE.

Parish President Timmy Roussel declared a state of emergency around noon.  Residents wanting to protect their property could fill and pick up sandbags at the Grand Point Fire Station.

Some areas of St. James received more than a foot of rain.