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Tuesday rains cause flooding in several Acadiana parishes

Posted at 9:40 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 16:46:39-04
  • Flooding in Big Woods in Mouton Cove (By Nacie Campbell)
    Flooding in Big Woods in Mouton Cove (By Nacie Campbell)


A Flash Flood Warning issued for Lafayette, Iberia, Vermilion, and St. Martin Parish has been extended.

An initial warning on Tuesday morning has been extended until 12:15 pm for Southeastern Lafayette Parish, Northwestern Iberia Parish, Eastern Vermilion Parish and West Central St. Martin Parish.

Flash Flood Warning extended until 12:15 pm.

Residents are reporting heavy flooding on roadways in places like Youngsville, St. Martinville, and Declambre.

Four to eight inches of rain have fallen in some places and additional rainfall amounts of two to five inches are possible as the weather continues. Those areas that may experience flooding include Lafayette, New Iberia, Abbeville, Catahoula, Breaux Bridge, St.Martinville, Forked Island, Avery Island, Intracoastal City,Broussard, Youngsville, Erath, Delcambre, Loreauville, Cade, Esther, Acadiana Regional Airport, Jefferson Island, Coteau and Henry.

Iberia Parish

The Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness issued a statement on some localized street flooding within the parish.

Roadways reportedly flooding in the parish include:

W Admiral Doyle between Hopkins and St. Jude
W St. Peter St & Landry Drive near Rose’s
Highway 14 & Leleux Rd
Hazard Road (Reported by a citizen)

Viewer submitted photos:

Flooding in Delcambre
Delcambre flooding Corner of Wilfred Landry and South Dooley courtesy Kyile Dupre
Vermilion Parish

Abbeville Police say that heavy rains have caused parts of the city to receive large amounts of standing water.

The department standing water on roadways should be considered a potential hazard. Motorists are being advised to use caution when operating their vehicles and not to travel through standing water.

Lt. David Hardy says that citizens should be aware that it is against the law to drive through or around barricades or through standing water that may create a wake into homes and business.

The following is a list of streets which have been reported as having standing water and should be considered a potential hazard:

Graceland Avenue @ Putnam Street

North John Hardy Drive

Charity Street @ Lyman Street

Lafayette Street @ S. Louisiana Street

Gertrude Street @ Lafayette Street

Parts of Fairmont Street

Parts of Eaton Drive

Parts of S. Oliver Street

Parts of Franks Alley Street

Rodeo Drive @ North Airport Road

Abbeville flooding

Abbeville flooding Eva GuillotteMotorists should use caution when traveling on flooded roadways.

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Town of Delcambre (Photo courtesy: Tammy Gordon)
Town of Delcambre (Photo courtesy: Tammy Gordon)