Better drainage could have prevented Assumption Parish flooding

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POSTED: Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 4:55pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 4:57pm

Flooding continues to be a problem tonight in Assumption Parish. Some spots there are dealing with ponds instead of roads.

"We’re going to have water in the house if it keeps going like this here," Mike Caldwell, a resident of Assumption Parish, told NBC33 News. He says his family has done all they can for the past few days to fight against the rising waters.

"Our police juror did come out here and give us a hand, you know try to make sure the sand reach people's houses and stuff," Caldwell continued.

Residents say the key to beat Tropical Storm Lee is by sticking together.

"Just try to come together as one community back here to support each other," Lindal Caldwell, explained.

The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office has been doing everything they can to help those in this time of need.

"Our units are patrolling, but the public has been great,” Sheriff Mike, said while out assessing conditions in the Parish. “Entergy and Sleek has really responded to some outages really quickly."

Sheriff Waguespack said much of the problem with flooding is due to an insufficient amount of drainage in the area. He says that’s a problem that can be fixed for the future.

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