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Sep 5, 2011 6:57 PM by Maddie Garrett

Delcambre Flood Waters Recede Quickly

Tropical Storm Lee impacted Louisiana's coast with plenty of rain and wind. While most of Acadiana did not see the full potential of the storm, some communities found themselves underwater. In Delcambre, several streets closed off due a foot or more of flooding. But on Monday, conditions were all dried up.

In less than 24 hours, parts of Delcambre went from a watery mess to just a few puddles.

"You can see the tide went down over 4 foot it went down since last night," said shrimper Joe Cheramie.

Still, people near the shrimp docks said they didn't expect Tropical Storm Lee to blow in this much water.

"It was bad, it was raining, it was blowing, high water, snakes all over," said Cheramie.

"It was full of water all down here in the road on that way. The cops stayed at the end of the road, wouldn't let nobody come down here," said Corrie Saunier, who lives nearby the docks.

Cheramie explained it was the winds and tide that took out the flood waters so quickly.

"Last night it blew all night and it started coming out and coming out," he said.

A relief for Cheramie, who was worried his boat might get stuck on the warf if waters rose just a few inches higher.

"If something like this gets on top right here you can forget about it. I don't know what you'd have to do," said Cheramie.

Instead he can enjoy this Labor Day holiday by heading back out to the Gulf.

"Beautiful day, you can't ask for a nicer day than this. Sunshine, nice breeze, in fact we're getting ready we'll probably go out today," he said as he prepped his boat.

 

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