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Weather drowns the city but some benefit

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 10, 2013 May 10, 2013 Friday, May 10 2013 May 10, 2013 9:39 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - There was no hiding from the downpour Friday in South Louisiana.

"Moving in the weather in the rain is awful. I don't wish anybody to that," Lisa Hargrove said. She drove from Shreveport to move her daughter out of the LSU dorms. Dad was MIA.

"Dad stayed at home with the dog," she said.

The day for the dogs also meant a day for profits at retail stores like Bangles and Bandits.

"As long as the power doesn't go out or something like that then we're happy," employee Chris Hochkeppel.

The retailers stayed high and dry inside and benefited from the unlucky.

"It's cloudy outside people are rainy and grumpy but we make sales and we're happy to keep people dry.>

But staying dry wasn't as easy. The showers kept coming and cancellations followed.

The annual Cooking in Central event got pushed back to June 7-8, washing out residents' anticipation.

"They're going to postpone it until June but that crawfish we were going to have would have been wonderful but the bad weather," would-be-goer Peggy Wesscott said.


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