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Heavy rains cause flooding in north Acadiana communities

Posted: 7:43 AM, Jul 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-15 12:39:38-04
Flooding in Ville Platte

Residents in Ville Platte and other communities in north Acadiana are waking up to flooded streets thanks to heavy downpours related to Barry.

On Monday, July 15 heavy rains battered the northern portions of Acadiana as Barry, now a tropical depression, continued to move out of Louisiana. Rain bands continued to stream in from the Gulf bringing strong winds and heavy rains.

Flash Flood warnings were issued for Evangeline and other Acadiana parishes early on Monday morning. A tornado warning was also issued for Avoyelles Parish.

The Evangeline Parish 911/OEP is alerting residents to flooding in the parish. Officials say that motorists should avoid driving on Hwy 106 between Hwy 167 and I-49. Roads in Ville Platte are also flooded and drivers are advised to avoid LaSalle Street and Main Street.

Here's Daniel's latest Facebook live about the weather:

For the Latest weather forecast: Barry's last stand produces flooding in Acadiana

Ville Platte residents shared photos of the flooding with KATC via social media. Some residents even reported flooding in some homes in the city. KATC's Abby Breidenbach was LIVE in Ville Platte Monday morning with more on the weather conditions.

Heavy rains cause flooding in north Acadiana communities
803 Ville Platte, NE Railroad Ave: Loritha Leday Thomas
2417 4th street in Ville Platte: Kierra Jackson

Flooding in Ville Platte: Denia Mayberry

Homes along the Bayou in Morrow and Big Cane in St. Landry Parish have also reportedly started taking on water following this morning's heavy rains.