Iberville Parish officials making second cut to drain Spanish Lake basin
PRAIRIEVILLE - Officials hope a second cut in Alligator Bayou Road will help water levels in the area decrease quicker.
Residents in the area say the water started coming into their homes Tuesday and remained.
"It's dropped a couple of inches within the last couple of days," Prairieville resident Wayne Henderson said.
While many residents are cleaning up after flooding destroyed their homes, Henderson says he cannot, becuase he doesn't know just how much damage his home took.
"It's hard to say," Henderson says. "I'm waiting on my adjuster to come, but they won't come until the water's out and the flood's dry."
A cut in the road on Alligator Bayou and pumps running at full capacity have helped slowly drain the water. But Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso says a second cut would speed up the process.
Henderson is keeping an eye on the water levels, but says it could take weeks until his home is dry. Animals and fish are moving in feet from his house, near a bridge on Bluff Road, since the water doesn't have anywhere to go.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
CANDIDATES VYING FOR ASCENSION PARISH PRESIDENT PARTICIPATE IN FORUM
Family jewelry among items stolen in brazen burglary in Central neighborhood
Family claims man killed by deputy was unarmed
Local 8th-grader appears on Good Morning America, surprised with huge donation
Highway 42 widening projecting inching closer to completion
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar