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Driving on flooded roads in St. Martinville

Posted at 11:03 PM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 13:25:23-04

As the effects of Barry moved through Acadiana, some drivers ignored warnings not to drive through flooded roads.

Jason Lamb, a reporter at our sister station WTVF in Nashville, has a look at toll the storm took in St. Martin Parish. You can follow him on Facebook here and on Twitter here .

At her home outside water-logged St Martinville Sunday, Deena Dugas' cup runneth over.

"It's starting to flood right there in front of the Ville," she says.

And in Barry's aftermath, she found one silver lining for her husband cleaning up the damage.

"It's been very cool with the rain.. so that was good. Very unusual," she says.

But at least the water at Deena's house stayed outside.

Tim Ness's home near Parks was not so lucky.

"Leaks- basically 6-7 leaks inside," he says.

And to him, those small leaks might as well be the size of an epic disaster.

"I told the wife last night it kind of sounds like the Titanic!," he says. " The weary sound on the titanic and all that?"

Other drivers across St Martin Parish acted like captains of their own ships, giving no second thought to disobeying orders from those in command to stay out of the water and stay out of danger on this day of deluge.