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Portions of Louisiana still seeing flooding in wake of Barry

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jul 16, 2019

Central portions of Louisiana saw more flooding from Barry on Monday, but Tuesday, communities are still reporting high waters even after the storm has moved out of the area.

Numerous locations in Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes received heavy rains Monday morning, causing widespread flooding and unsafe conditions for residents.

In Ville Platte, residents Monday were left to clean up after water entered homes and made roads impassable.

KATC's Kendria LaFleur was in Ville Platte and has more here.

St. Landry Parish has also seen extensive flooding. Tuesday, the sheriff's Office is conducting search and rescue operations as roads and neighborhoods were left flooded.

Read more on those rescues here.

In Oberlin, to the west of Evangeline Parish in Allen Parish, residents on Tuesday awoke to extreme flooding and damage to residential homes and businesses.

Video of a neighborhood shows high water in the area.