Neighborhoods continue to clean, dry out after Isaac
POSTED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 11:44am
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (NBC33) — People living in the Killian, Maurepas area of Livingston Parish are still drying out a week after Isaac rolled through Louisiana.
Water still covers the roads and yards in many neighborhoods, and until the water clears there is only so much people living in the area can do to help move their families forward.
"They said [Hurricane] Lee was bad last year and no it didn't come in," said Livingston Parish resident Terry Stockstill. "It flooded, but didn't come in."
Terry Stockstill is still in shock after over two feet of water flooded his Livingston Parish home.
"It's hard, you know...when you lose everything," said Stockstill. "It's hard."
Some of the Stockstill's neighbors also had water creep into their homes and covered their garages.
"It just come in so quick just flowed in that river like rapids," said resident Randall Leblanc.
People who didn't get water inside their house are sticking around to help those who did.
"It's just terrible you lose everything your clothes, your bed, stove, icebox," said Leblanc. "You lose everything."
"They said it could be anywhere from one or two weeks before anybody comes back and even looks at the house," said Stockstill.
Terri Stockstill's family applied for FEMA aid to get the recovery process started, but they're not sure what to do next.
"That's what I'm afraid of," said Stockstill. "I'm afraid that if I touch anything in my house that they'll be like, 'oh it wasn't that bad.'"
Now Stockstill says people living in the area have a lot of questions.
"It could have been the levees. It just could have been just the way even Isaac sat on us, kept pushing," said Terry Stockstill.
"It just happened...I cant really explain it," said Matthew Stockstill.
But, many are still waiting for answers.
"The only way we can figure we got this much water is because of them levees and the stuff they build to protect New Orleans and the other parishes and it pushed it over on us."