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Coteau residents deal with flooding after Tuesday storms

Posted: 5:43 PM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 18:52:58-04

Some residents of Coteau can move about freely again after being stuck in their homes surrounded by rising water.

Abby Breidenbach met with neighbors who explained how despite drying out, they still feel trapped.

The day started at a gas station in Iberia Parish talking with drivers trying to maneuver through the high water.

“It’s a mess, it’s a mess,” residents said pointing KATC crews just a few blocks east down LA 88. There, families were scooping out water from their cars and treading through ankle-deep water.

“All our vehicles are starting to get water in them,” said Whiley Frohock, a resident in the area.

Trash and debris floating through their street that turned into a river and neighbors wading in feet of water to get to higher ground.

“It’s a horrible situation I’ll tell you that,” Frohock.

They say this isn’t the first time the park’s been hit.

“This is like the fourth maybe fifth time its happened in the last five years,” said landlord Mark Poirrier.

But moving isn’t an option for everyone.

“To find a place to put a trailer nowadays it’s not that easy, it’s very costly,” Frohock explained

So the price they’ll pay is rebuilding.

“It just means that we have to work and deal with helping everybody because we’re all family down here we all take care of each other and we ain’t got no choice you do what you got to do,” Frohock stated.