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Streets flood after heavy rain in Ascension Parish

4 years 5 months 6 days ago Tuesday, April 14 2015 Apr 14, 2015 April 14, 2015 4:41 PM April 14, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Troy Gaulden

GONZALES - Flash flooding caused delays for drivers around Ascension Parish Tuesday.

Residents there dealt with minor flooding, but it's a sign of what's to come with a wet week in the forecast. Barricades blocked off a handful of roads in Donaldsonville while residents tried to stay dry.

"I'm afraid it will get into my house and flood the floors, but you can't do anything about it. You just got to hope for the best," said Donaldsonville resident Herman Torres Sr.

Ascension Parish Public Works crews say they handed out more than 200 sandbags to residents on the west side of the Mississippi River. Both Donaldsonville and Gonzales saw nearly 4 inches of rain Tuesday.

"My phone went off this morning to alert me, so it makes us very aware of what's going on," said Gonzales resident Sue Stutzman. "I hope everyone will slow down and be careful."

High water on Highway 44 in Gonzales also caused drivers to take it slow down the flooded highway. Parish leaders say most of the standing water from Tuesday has drained off, but with saturated ground and more rain coming, water could rise again.


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