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Morgan City experiencing major street flooding

Posted at 1:46 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 16:20:35-04

A slow-moving weather system has dumped rain on St. Mary Parish this morning, leading to flooding in Morgan City.

“We’re flooding,” said Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi tells us. “We have major street flooding throughout the city. Every square inch.”

Grizzaffi said the businesses on Front Street took on water, he said, but so far there are no reports of water in homes.

As of about 1 p.m., the city’s pumps were starting to catch up “and we’re seeing pavement again,” Grizzaffi said.

“Some areas that don’t normally have water, have water sitting there today,” he said.

The system triggered a flash flood warning for the area.

Here are some photos from the area:

Submerged car at Spruce Street in Morgan City Courtesy Morgan City Police
Columbus Avenue in Morgan City
Courtesy St. Mary Sheriff
Arlington Drive in Morgan City Courtesy St. Mary Sheriff
Flooding on Marshall Street / KATC staff

The City of Berwick says that Country Club is shut down. Residents in the area are asked not to travel until water goes down unless there is an emergency.

Police say that citations will be issued to vehicles that go around barricades and push water into homes.

Video From KQKI shows Tournament Boulevard completely flooded and barricaded.