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May 16, 2011 6:31 PM by Jenise Fernandez

Morgan City Residents React to Flood

People were looking at the rising waters in the Atchafalaya on top of the seawall on Front Street , each worried about what the flood could do.

"I'm kind of worried about the places around here. I don't want them to get ruined," said Patrick Lemoine.

"There's going to be a lot of animals and snakes in our backyards and stuff. It's really kind of scary because we didn't have this before. Everything was peaceful," said Joanna Ducre.

Businesses on Front Street are protected, but on the other side of the seawall, Joey Billiot is keeping an eye on the rising water, knowing it'll reach his business, "Cleveland/Billiot Contractors."

"We had to move everything out of the shop we're expecting at least two feet," he said.

Billiot says even though he is worried about flood damage, "preparing" for it has helped his business.

"We've been selling a good bit of sand to everyone in town so that's really helped," he said.



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