Neighbors stuck inside because of flooded streets

Neighbors stuck inside because of flooded streets
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 5:20pm

Over in Ascension Parish many streets were closed due to street flooding. One neighborhood that saw lots of water was the Pelican Point Subdivision. When people looked outside their homes the streets were covered in water.

"It's flooded. Like it's really flooded. There is water everywhere, and it's coming into our lawn," Rachel Anderson, lives in Pelican Point, said.

Anderson had to make major change of plans.

"Yeah I was supposed to go to work actually today, but I can't get out of the neighborhood," Anderson said. "So, I'm going to have to stay here."

Others tempted fate and tried to get through the water.

"You have a lot of pickup trucks that are really going fast through the water casting a very large wake," Curtis Davis, who lives in Pelican Point, said.

Passing vehicles pushed the water into people's yards.

"It's aggravating. I'll put it that way," Davis said.

Davis said it's not the first time he's seen flooding on his street.

"Seems like each time we get those heavy rains it gets a little bit higher, and this time is the highest I've seen yet," He said.

He told NBC33 he is not worried about the water getting into his home just yet.

"What we are looking at on the street it still has to come up several feet to get to my house," Davis said. "But, you think every time you see it this is the heaviest it's going to get and it never is true it always got a little bit worse."

There is more rain in the forecast, so people like Anderson are keeping a close eye on the water both in the street and rising up from the lake behind their homes.

"It's scary, because you don't have any kind of control over it," Anderson said. "It's just flooding all around you, and you can't do anything about it."

For a list of complete road closures in Ascension Parish click here.

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