Posted: Mar 19, 2012 10:11 PM by Maddie Garrett
Updated: Mar 19, 2012 10:24 PM
One week after heavy rains and flooding, parts of Acadiana are still experiencing high water. Now, a new threat of severe storms and several inches of rain could mean even more flooding for some residents.
"I'm worried, been worried, it's already flooded over here and it already smells and mosquitos, it's sad people have to go through this you know," said Wilderness Trail resident Sky Courville.
"Worried, frustrated and helpless, because I don't know what's going to happen to my home," said Nadora Lavergne, another flood victim who lives on Springfield Road.
People people in the Wilderness Trail area said the stagnant flood waters receded a little over the weekend, but not enough. And just when they were able to get in and out of their homes without a boat, more rain could leave them stranded once again.
Lavergne said she is getting out now, before any potential storms hit.
"It drained some, but we don't know how fast, they said it's going to be a slow moving storm," said Lavergne.
The City of Carencro and Lafayette Parish are also preparing as much as possible.
"We've tried to clean out the coulees since the storm, anticipating more rain. And now that it's coming we're bracing all our public works staff to get ready here in the City of Carencro and out in the parish," said Carencro City Manager Jay Castille.
Castille said with the Vermilion River being full, and the ground saturated, anymore rain is going to cause problems. He's asking residents to do one thing in particular.
"We're really, really pushing for them to keep their old storm debris out of the ditch. We really need our drainage systems open, so if you do have debris out there in the ditch please go take it out," he said Monday night.
Castille said residents can put debris by the curb, but the city won't be able to pick it up for about a week.