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Satsuma begins cleanup efforts during flood

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SATSUMA - Flooding in a Satsuma neighborhood has kept residents from leaving their homes for three days.

The neighborhood backs up to Hornsby Creek, a waterway that's normally 10 feet wide. Today, water fills yards and residents fear water coming into their homes.

"Unfortunately it's getting higher and higher," said Marilyn Exnicious. "So the concern of it getting into my house has become a little bit greater.

A number of clogged drains and ditches prevent the high water from subsiding. It's an issue the neighborhood has brought to the attention of Livingston Parish.

"If the water don't go down between now and Sunday, they're talking about 2 or 3 more inches of rain," said Curtis Blanchard. "We're going to be right back where we were, if not worse."

The neighborhood is working together to make sure no further damage is done, that includes cleaning up debris and bringing sandbags where needed.

The Red Cross is prepared with tarps and clean-up kits for those who need them. All flooded areas should be reported to the parish.

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