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Old 08-13-2016, 12:19 PM
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:23 PM
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The guys leaving the house on stilts, why are they jumping ship, they look pretty high to me.

As for the rain, it must be Bush's fault.
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Even with a home on stilts they will most likely lose power and water.

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Even with a home on stilts they will most likely lose power and water.

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When you know a storm of this type is coming don't you stock up on things?
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When you know a storm of this type is coming don't you stock up on things?
You can try but it really depends on how much the beer to ice ratio you are playing with. 10/02/2002 hairicane Lilly came through Laffy and we were ill prepared big time. Our beer played out around 1 am and it was days before anymore could be had. Anyone seen leaving in a boat is a foriegner or idiot since just about 99% of natives own atleast two boats if they don't have jobs. One client had an inch of freeboard at ten am so I'm sure he's wet now, buddy has 6" in his house at noon. Neither wanted to purchase flood insurance when they did the mortgage.
Me, I'm fishing in the morning but not sure if we will make a big run or stay close.
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Video pf a guy saving a woman's life and her dog.

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Old 08-13-2016, 06:49 PM
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it's brutal..........

Friend lost everything today..in fact several have....at 6:00 AM he had coffee on his back porch.....no water.........at 2 he was leaving his home with water over the counter tops.

It's unreal........and we are pretty prepared for these types of things.

By the time sand got to volunteer fire departments, roads where closed and many many homes where already under.

I had the Red Cross call and requested our delivery trucks to get through high water to get people and bring releif.
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i was in Nawlins' visiting the Jazz festival in 1995 and got stuck in a flood.
I left R&O's around 10 and drove right into the flood. Parked my car on the neutral ground.
Scary.
I had to sleep in my car overnight till the pumps caught up.
The news said 18 inches in 6 hours.
Stay safe.


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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_...ouisiana_flood
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Here is my buddy in his Skeeter answering the call of the FD for help in Zachary, LA. This boat is his pride and joy. I am very blessed to have friends that understand what is truly important in life...life itself. He helped rescue stranded people today. That is a street that he is floating on.

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Have several family members as well as extended family that are flooded in. I1w is flooded for many miles ( Covington to Baton Rouge ) and have just heard of an extended member who has 4 inches of water in her house and the water is still rising.

It's not cause by a storm surge one would think of like in a hurricane. It's caused by the rivers backing up and spilling their banks.

If I had the $$$$ I would start a river recovery business and try to contract with the parishes and start cleaning out all the snags from the rivers, branches and creeks.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
When you know a storm of this type is coming don't you stock up on things?
No one really saw this coming - certainly not to the scale it is. We have had ~22 inches of rain in 13 days. 12"+ in the last 24-36 hours. It's not a hurricane. Just an overwhelming amount of rain in a short time. Also at a time of year that we are usually a dust bowl here - barring a hurricane.

It's absolutely crazy. My house is high and dry but there are whole subdivisions and areas that are 50 years old+ that have NEVER flooded that are now 6 to 10 feet under.

I have a few rental properties. One that is 39 years old and has never even seen high water, much less flooded... my tenets were rescued today by boat. We picked them up from the shelter and they are in our camper in the drive. In and out of the house for food and bathroom. 2 parents and 2 young boys. Also have a family friend who's been stranded here since Friday morning. He cannot get home. Also have my son, his wife and their 2.5 y/o daughter here. 10 people in a 2,000 sq ft house!

As I said, we are high and dry here - our whole "1 street subdivision" never saw anything more than about an inch of water over a small section of our street during the worst part of the storm - but we are the VAST minority. It is amazing and heartbreaking to see.

A tornado apparently hit a few houses about 2 miles down the road. Roof damage, destroyed metal carports, downed trees and a 5th wheel camper flipped onto it's side.

A friend of the admiral's who runs a pet smart store or something of the sort was at work today. Literally, in 15 minutes they went from open for biz to chest high water. Also had to be rescued by boat. All their cars are completely submerged in parking lot and I'd bet their houses are also under water.

Truly a disaster for a LOT of people. Personally, we will have to get in our rent house, remove tenet's stuff, clean and clean and clean, cut sheetrock and insulation out of walls. Throw away all flooring, wood, carpet and vinyl tile. Throw away appliances. Allow to dry for weeks and re-insulate, drywall, float, paint, re-floor, etc. And I feel VERY lucky! Meanwhile, our tenets are probably going to have to stay in our camper... there is no where else for them to go. There was already a shortage of homes in this area before this happened.

I'd say that probably 30% of the houses now underwater had no flood insurance. They've been there 40+ years and never flooded. I had no flood on our rental.

Tens of thousands of cars and trucks submerged and destroyed. Including our tenets.

Very sad.

Oh, and if you have a car - and you can actually get to a store on roads that are not underwater, the store is probably closed. Several problems; Their employees can't get there - flooded roads and or no cars. The shelves are bare because the trucks can't get there either. Store that are open are keeping very limited hours and even limiting purchases. The Walmart Supercenter out here was closed yesterday all day, closed around 4 PM today and had a 20 item limit.

And if you did stock up, did you stock up for a 10 person household at a 2 person residence?

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Well said b-i-b. Prayers coming your way for friends and family.
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Have several family members as well as extended family that are flooded in. I1w is flooded for many miles ( Covington to Baton Rouge ) and have just heard of an extended member who has 4 inches of water in her house and the water is still rising.

It's not cause by a storm surge one would think of like in a hurricane. It's caused by the rivers backing up and spilling their banks.

If I had the $$$$ I would start a river recovery business and try to contract with the parishes and start cleaning out all the snags from the rivers, branches and creeks.
Rising rivers and back up is what is happening now. Yesterday, it was strictly a matter of ~12" of rain on already saturated ground in a matter of hours.
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Originally Posted by trout25red View Post
Here is my buddy in his Skeeter answering the call of the FD for help in Zachary, LA. This boat is his pride and joy. I am very blessed to have friends that understand what is truly important in life...life itself. He helped rescue stranded people today. That is a street that he is floating on.

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Saw him yesterday at the fire station or rather his boat. It's crazy, police started dropping off people at the volunteer fire station from a shelter that flooded and I was bringing them down to the Catholic Church in Zachary.

B-n-B glad you ate high and dry, anybody heard from Cgrand?

I doubt I could get to Central or Denham Springs but anybody need to check on someone in the Zachary area? AT&T is intermittent so calls and text may not be working.
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My wife was in school Thursday and Friday but my daughter was not. I took her camping at Palmetto Island State Park. School was closed Friday due to flooding so my wife went home. My tenant called and said there was water in the condo. He will take care of most of the trouble himself. I am really grateful to have a great tenant. It has rained almost constantly here at the campground since Thursday night. I don't have TV out here so I am getting my news from my sons via phone. I did get a little from the radio.
Yesterday, after talking to my wife, I decided to pack up and go home. That sounded good at the time except all the roads between where I am and where I want to go are closed. I had hooked up yesterday to leave and had pulled out of the campsite to go to the dump station when my son called to tell me about all the roads being closed. I came back to the campsite, which is limestone, and kept my truck under my 5th wheel for safety. I have seen trailers dropped at a truck stop that broke through the limestone parking lot and sunk. I definitely didn't want that to happen to my camper out here in the middle of nowhere.
Anyway, we are safe here. If we have to stay a few more days we will run out of food but there are a lot of wild hogs in the area. The rangers wouldn't like it, but, you gotta eat.
I'll deal with the flooded condo when I get home. For now, we're just relaxing and enjoying our camping.
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Hang in there folks. We were over there visiting kin in Sulphur, caught this mess coming around Florida's Big Bend. Good thing is that the kin have homes raised above street level on piers; so far they are safe.
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Mike I thought I heard them say they were closing the state parks, admittedly I have been a bit distracted.
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AT&T cell service is down and likely out till ~midnight or so. We are pretty much stuck in Central but I think if you try really hard you can gt into Baton Rouge. I hear they are using I-12 as a boat launch to do rescues. The wife is about to attempt a WalMart run. Hope they are open. Food is disappearing fast with 10 mouths.

Be careful out there guys! I see / hear reports that many bridges have been washed out or otherwise damaged. Supposedly Magnolia Bridge between Livingston and Central is toast. At least one bridge on Hwy 64 is out / damaged so Zachary is out for us as well.
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I'm sure some of the state parks are closing because they are under water. There are only about 4 campers in this park total. One left early yesterday morning so he probable got out before they closed the roads. I wish this system would get moving and take the rain with it. A lot of places in Lafayette are under water that haven't seen water since 1940. The river is at record levels. My house is high but at the end of the street the houses along the river have several feet of water in them. It doesn't look good for a lot of people.
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