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Ville Platte residents cleaning up after storm

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 18:40:35-04

Clean up efforts continue in Ville Platte after heavy rainfall flooded some of their streets Monday.

Neighbors on Railroad Avenue, one of the streets where water rose the highest, are cleaning up. Laundry Jack is helping his parents, get back to a sense of normalcy after flood waters went inside their home.

"It's hard because my mom is 85 years old my dad is 88," Jack said. "I have to stop what I'm doing from Lake Charles to come here and help them out."

It's the fifth time the family's home has flooded.

"I said here it go again, in the name of Jesus," his father Lawrence Jack said "The Lord have bless us. He see us through each time," Jack added, "They can't continue to go through this kind of trauma. They can't do this kind of work like picking up all the furniture and mopping all the water up."

While the family continues to clean up, they're hoping to see improvement with the area's drainage system.

"It's an ongoing process. They don't need a hurricane. It can rain for 2 or 3 days straight and we will get the same outcome. Something have to be done about the drainage."

Ville Platte mayor Jennifer Vidrine says the city is also doing their part by cleaning up debris and cleaning canals.