Most of Ascension Parish flooding stops, parish president pleased
POSTED: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 9:34am
ASCENSION PARISH, La (NBC33) — A little less than a week after being hit by Hurricane Isaac, life in Ascension Parish is returning to normal.
Flooding does remain a problem in the Tullier neighborhood off of LA-70, but it's an isolated area now.
Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez says throughout the parish, about 215 homes were damaged by wind and 18 were flooded; they do, however, expect that number to rise closer to 50.
He says he's pleased with the parish's response to the storm.
"The rest of the bayous and channels are at normal stages at this point, so I think overall, we've come out very well. We've dodged a bullet," said Martinez.
The Red Cross Shelter at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Ascension Parish is still housing close to 200 residents, although the majority of those people are from surrounding St. John Parish.