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Several homes, camps flooded in St. Landry Parish

3 years ago Wednesday, June 01, 2011 3:39:56 PM CDT June 01, 2011 Wednesday, June 01 2011 Jun 1, 2011 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. LANDRY PARISH - Boat launches are closed and several homes and camps are flooded on Old Cortableau Bayou and Bayou Darbonne in St. Landry Parish.

Parish President Don Menard ordered boat launches close due to the increased water levels and the safety hazards boating poses for the residents in these areas.

These orders include the Levee Landing Boat launch and the Public Boat Launch under Hwy 190. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department will be patrolling these areas and will strictly enforce these orders.

"We have a lot of camps and homes in this area. People have invested a lot of money, time, work and effort so we hope they don't get hit too bad," Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said.

Guidroz says the water is rising slowly, and the flood could have been a lot worse. The Army Corps of Engineers predicted that the area could get up to 10 feet of water.

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