Ascension Parish request residents to report flooding after severe weather

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Homeowner Stephen Punkay, right, dumps a cart-load of wet carpet to add to the debris pile, after the Baker Drive home that he and wife Amy share with their six children got at least six inches of water in Monday night’s deluge of rain in the Westminster subdivision, as they clean up with the help of family, neighbors and “church family” from Community Bible Church, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. Heavy rains have swept across southern Louisiana, flooding homes, swamping cars and closing a major interstate. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Ascension Parish Government is asking residents and business owners to report any incidents of storm water entering homes and businesses after the recent heavy rains.

The information will be compiled and catalogued by the Floodplain Management and Storm Water departments to keep accurate records in the Parish.

The request is for information on homes and businesses only, and not for sheds, pole barns, and other out structures.

All residents and business owners who have had flooding issues are asked to call the Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200. The technician fielding the call will use the work order system to register the call and document the results.

This proactive measure helps the Parish when reporting records of any and all high-water events to State and Federal agencies.

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