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.
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.
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)
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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 Eva GuillotteMotorists should use caution when traveling on flooded roadways.
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