Ascension starting cleanup after flooding
DARROW - Flood victims in Ascension Parish started cleanup efforts Monday to remove ruined flooring and belongings after heavy rains sent water into homes.
Cantrelle Green and dozens of her neighbors in the Astroland subdivision in Darrow saw several inches of water pour into their homes last week.
"When I woke up I had water almost up to my knees," she said.
Green and her boyfriend had to pull up their wood flooring after flooding caused it to buckle. Green also lost furniture including dressers, mattresses and bedroom sets.
"It's just trying to get this place livable for us. You see what I'm saying, cause we can't stay in there like that," she said.
Green's neighbor Marquette Daigle suffered the same problem during the flooding.
"Oh it's very upsetting, because I just recently remodeled my home a year ago, so everything that I put into it a year ago is gone. So I have to start all the way over from the bottom," he said.
What used to be people's belongings now sits out at the curb as a pile of trash. Residents say it's upsetting to lose everything, but they say they will move forward.
"Oh yes sir. It's my home. I have no other place to go, so I have to do it right you know," said Daigle.
"It's rough, but I know the community is going to stick together anyway. If we can help the next one, we're going to help them. If they can help us, they're going to do the same," said Green.
The Ascension Parish Department of Public Works also picked up flood debris throughout Monday.