Lafayette

Mar 16, 2012 8:20 PM by Erin Steuber

Parts of Carencro still flooded

Five days after the first signs of rising water, residents in Bayou Basin are still trapped in their homes. Just outside the City of Carencro, residents are still using boats or tractors to get out of their homes. The water is still waste high off of Wilderness Trail Rd. making it nearly impossible to get life back to normal.

"It's a really sad situation back here I'm the only one left," said John Lavergne.

Ray Trahan, a 29-year resident, claims the flooding has never been this severe.

"The house is flooding, we can't flush the toilet anymore, you know we have to boil our own water," Trahan said.

The impacts of Monday's heavy rain is still evident days later and the citizens of Bayou Basin are frustrated.

"I missed a whole week of work, I couldn't get out. They got barricades on the roads here," said Jamie Allison. "They don't want us going in and out of here especially at night 'cuz you get lost in that bayou."

Several people on Wilderness Trail have opted to stay with their homes to protect their belongings. They are still asking for help that they have seen given freely to other Carencro residents.


More than 450 Carencro residents have been affected by this weeks flood. Carencro City Councilmembers met Friday to decide how debris will be removed following this week's flood. So far, there are not many answers.They say officials are still assessing damage so no decisions have been made.

For now, they ask flood victims to:
Put storm debris at the road and not in the ditches.
If your vehicle was damaged to call your insurance company and report it.
If you have gas in your home and you're flooded, you must have a licensed plumber test the system before your gas will be turned back on.

 

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