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Some areas don’t think severe weather was a hoax

Posted at 9:32 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-13 23:23:44-04

(Video courtesy of Don Meaux, Sr.)

Some people in Acadiana were left scratching their heads after bracing for severe weather that never came.

However, some areas weren’t so lucky.

Cyremort Point resident Don Meaux, Sr. says strong winds caused a storm surge off of Vermilion Bay, which flooded the area. However, he says it happens 4-5 times a year and that it comes with the territory when living in “paradise.”

Photos courtesy of Don Meaux, Sr.

Strong winds also knocked over trees in Lafayette, Acadia, and Vermilion parishes.

Courtesy of Glenn Armentor
A tree near the intersection of Espasie Road and Waterway Drive in Youngsville splits in half / Courtesy of Judi Stelly Mautner
Tree falls onto power line on Hwy. 13 in the Maxie area in Acadia Parish / Courtesy of Courtney Smith Benoit
Strong winds caused a tree to crash into a townhouse on Charolais Street / Courtesy of Cindy Broussard