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LAFAYETTE PARISH: Damage reports

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-14 13:31:13-04

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We're receiving reports of flooding, mostly in Youngsville. To see Lafayette Parish photos, scroll down.

Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter said it was a waiting and hoping game Sunday morning.

"We had a lot of rainfall this morning, some areas reported as much as 7 inches in 24 hours," Ritter said. "Some of our developments are at their design capacity. Some were built for a 10 year storm. We're seeing water stack up in all the usual places. The threat is another day or two of high intensity rain."

Ritter said officials are hoping there's a breather as fall as rainfall, so the standing water can drain. He said a lot of people are very worried, because of the threat but also because of experiencing flooding in August 2016.

"I feel them. I feel it for them," he said. "It's something we're watching."

Ritter said a lot of the work the city has done since August 2016 is bearing fruit, especially with the newer developments that are following the new requirements. They've also increased storage capacity in the city's ponds.

"The main prize will be when we get our regional detention pond done," he said. "That will bring everybody up to today's development standards."

Oak Springs Lane in Carencro
Oak Springs Lane in Carencro
Ashland Park in Lafayette
Gentry Woods in Lafayette
Heritage Drive Youngsville, courtesy Elizabeth LeJeune
Youngsville - Courtesy Chasity Guidry
Heymann Park in Lafayette
Broussard - Courtesy Scott Noakes
Dentente Road in Youngsville
Dentente Road in Youngsville
Vermilion River at Surrey Street in Lafayette
Vermilion River at Surrey Street in Lafayette