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Lower St. Martin Parish sees street level flooding.

Posted at 3:08 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 16:08:26-04

Lower St. Martin Parish is beginning to see some street level flooding.

A State of Emergency was issued for lower St. Martin last week due to the potential flood threat along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers.

St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness posted flooding pictures on their Facebook page.

St. Martin Parish is working with its Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to monitor the water levels. In on Stephensville neighborhood, there are pumps to combat any flooding.

Sandbags will be available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. until further notice at the Stephensville Park on Hwy., 70 in Stephensville, LA.

This week the Berwick Volunteer Fire Department helped out a fellow firefighter who experienced flooding in his home in Stephensville. Video can be viewed here.

In St. Mary Parish, the Atchafalaya River has risen, prompting closures of floodgates and the Town of Berwick to advise people to refrain from sightseeing as waters rise.