Many Residents Are Now Dealing With Effects of Flash Flooding

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)– Many across East Baton Rouge Parish are still recovering from the effects of the storm.

There is a slow recovery process going on in Jefferson Terrace. Residents worked all day to clear out their homes and recover from this disaster.

Devastation struck leaving many with damaged homes and lost items

Resident Ken Sherman said, “I don’t ever think i have seen rain so intense.”

He said it happened so fast.

“I happened to be in one room and my wife happened to be reading in another room. I said, Linda (his wife), we have water in here. she straightened up her chair and she was in the water,” said Sherman.

His church members came to lend a hand after the disaster.

He said “I mean they called to see who all was affected and once they called, they were lining up volunteers to come and help. it means…it means everything to me.”

Just like Sherman, Resident Rose Milligan is recovering from the flood.

Milligan said, “I knew at 8:30 pm or a quarter till 9. I had to get out. I had to get out. and I thank God I did.”

After being rescued from her home, she was transported to a rescue shelter.

“The fire department took us back to the department, then he took us to the airport, and now we are here at southern university,” she said.

She attempted to remain strong.

Milligan said, “I sat there and watched my car get full of water. it was really devastating for me. I was trying to keep my composure, but it was hard.”

A was trying to figure it out.

She said, “I’m here now to just see which way we are going.”

For those who remain with no place to go tonight, the rescue shelter established on sSuthern University’s campus will be open for those who need it.

The rescue shelter is open for one more night (5/19) at Southern’s Cliford Seymour Hall.

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