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Flood victims held captive by water

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Posted: May 30, 2014 5:14 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: May 30, 2014 6:00 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Flooding, Assumption, Brusly St. Vincent, Bayou, drainage, weather

PAINCOURTVILLE - The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is still waiting for waters to recede after Wednesday's floods.

"It came up so fast there was not much we could do, we kept trying to fight it, but as we put a row of sand the water would come over it and we had to give up," said Harold Rivere.

Rivere placed five separate pumps around his house to help rid the water, but after nearly two days of pumping, he still has no luck.

"The water went all in it, there was no use fighting it anymore, we had lost it, that's all," said Rivere.

Now people are using boats to get to their homes, while adjusters survey the damage, there's still no timetable on when the cleanup can begin.

"We still got about four inches of water in our house and these houses are all wet and we can't do nothing yet, until we get everything out of here, really until the water goes down," said Troy Rivere, who was ferrying people back and forth.

Assumption Parish instated a no-wake zone across the parish because of the floods.

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