BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) ––– We checked in with DOTD and residents of an Ascension Parish neighborhood after flooding hit the area.
DOTD representative Rodney Mallot said, “The pumps were working, we got new pumps, they work great. But they pump into wards creek and when wards creek overflows and it gets so much water in there that the pumps have no place to pump then the water just recycles.”
In East Baton Rouge, Ward Creek took over a large residential area. One person we spoke to said he drove from Metairie to rescue his brother from the floodwaters.
Over in Ascension Parish, residents of the Manchac Place neighborhood were cleaning up after their community flooded. Those we spoke to said they have never seen water get that high.
“Numerous houses were flooded there’s care that were disabled in the street… in the street with was probably five to six feet,” says Manchac Place resident Gail Crafford.
With more rain expected throughout the week, it is unknown if these areas will see any relief soon.