Ascension Parish deals with flooding again, ‘something needs to be done’

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ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – “We will all be underwater soon,” those are the words of Ascension Parish resident, Nick Musco.

The weather on Friday in Ascension Parish brought rain and water ever closer to many homes in the parish.

Ascension Parish Parish President Clint Cointment posted this message on Facebook on Saturday:

Deb Allen Eiermann was one of many residents affected by the rain on Friday.

Ellerman says, “we are very concerned about what will happen if we get a tropical system that dumps a ton of rain. The water just has no where to go. Ascension Parish has to address the drainage issues and stop with the over development of the parish.”

Image courtesy of Deb Allen Eiermann

Andrea Lyons Kling is also a resident of Ascension Parish and this is what she had to say on Saturday:

“Things are better today but it has never gotten as bad as I did yesterday luckily no water in my house but it came close and that is a scary thing – something needs to be done I’ve lived in Ascension Parish all of my 45 years and it has never been as bad as is now..”

Nick Musco has lived in Ascension Parish for six years and says he “has never seen the water coming across the road.”

The road Musco is talking about is Ridgewood St. off of Duplessis Rd. and Southwood Village Ave.

Pictures from Musco below show what a ‘summer downpour’ did to Ridgewood St.

Musco says, he “will be moving out of the parish by the end of the year if something is not done. I’ve never flooded but it gets closer and closer every big rain event.”

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