Ida quickly makes its way as residents deal with effects of previous flood events

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hurricane Ida is making its way quickly.

This weather event comes as people are still feeling the effects of the flooding in May. Residents may potentially have to deal with another flood event.

“When I moved here, the man across the street has lived here 25 years, and he said it has never flooded here, and then I noticed that on June 8, we had that flooded creek out there and it just almost came in,” said Baton Rouge resident Margot Soulé.

People across the area recalled the horrors of storms past.

“It was quick. It was within about two hours. Nothing. Boom. Now you can’t drive. It was crazy,” said Baton Rouge resident Nick Noe.

A lot of people are still recovering and hated to think of it happening again.

“I remember saying, I think I better get flood insurance and I’m so glad I did,” said Soulé.

Some people told us they can’t afford to take another hit but they are getting ready for any major impacts.

“I’m just making sure generators are working, make sure to have perishable stuff that I don’t have to keep in the refrigerator, you know, water, batteries, stuff like that,” said Noe.

“I’m going to turn my thermostat to freezing. I have batteries, I have lanterns, I have candles, and I’ll just, I guess, ride it out,” said Soulé.

They hope for the best this time around.

In the event of flooding, remember to turn around, don’t drown.

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