Posted: Sep 3, 2012 5:59 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: Sep 3, 2012 5:59 PM
MAUREPAS - The cleanup process is very slow in portions of Lower Livingston Parish.
Water still covers much of Highway 22 between Port Vincent and Maurepas. Boats are still needed to get in and out of some homes.
People living in the area told News 2 today this is the worst flooding they have ever seen. The water is not dropping quickly enough for those dealing with the crisis.
The fire station in Maurepas has been turned into a distribution center. Volunteers handed out things like ice, water and hot meals from the site, but District Volunteer Fire Chief Samantha Breaud says more help will be needed. Breaud, who is also full-time Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputy, says people need everything from cleaning supplies to clothes.
Kenny Watts of Head of Island says this is the first time water has gotten inside his home. He says there was no indication flooding would be this bad. Watts says the water rose quickly between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, catching many people off-guard.
Catholic Charities plans to set up a distribution site for more supplies at St. Stephen the Martyr on Highway 22 in Maurepas.