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Old 08-13-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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ATTN S. Louisiana boaters...urgent request

**URGENT REQUEST** HELP NEEDED ASAP

Livingston Parish officials are currently asking for individuals with boats that may be able to assist with water rescues to please call 225-686-3996. Livingston Parish is just east of Baton Rouge including Denham Springs. Water is rising very quickly in that area and many residents are currently evacuating with several needing to be rescued.

If anybody in the area knows anybody that can help, please pass it on.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:21 PM   #2
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Prayers for safety go out to all the good folks of south Louisiana.

Governor: Louisiana flooding is unprecedented - CNN
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:21 PM   #3
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Wow.
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Most of our family is in Baton Rouge, Breaux Bridge and surrounding areas. Several of them will have water in their houses.
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Most of our family is in Baton Rouge, Breaux Bridge and surrounding areas. Several of them will have water in their houses.
I'm so sorry to hear that...I hope they come out ok.

My daughter is trapped in her appt in Baton Rouge and no way to get home. I can't get to her....😢
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:19 PM   #6
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My oldest son lives near Lafayette, yesterday the water came up to about an inch from his threshold, the rain slacked off and it receded some. The road into his subdivision has been closed do to flooding since yesterday AM.
Unless there is a danger of flooding and if the electricity is on it might be best (safest) to stay put rather than be out on the road.
I saw videos of Gonzales on the news that area looks hard hit too.
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:27 PM   #7
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so much of the area is underwater.
I don't know how to link to Facebook posts or I would post some of the aerial drone footage.
It's horrible.
People are stranded on I-12.
The Amite River hasn't even crested yet but is forecast to crest at way above record levels.
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:30 PM   #8
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Let me try this...
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:40 PM   #9
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The 2016 floods aren't as bad as the 1927 break (man made and natrual) in the Mississippi River levee, but bad enough for those caught up in it. It looks like we may have a break in the weather before too long.
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Fortunately I live closer to the river in Gonzales. Most of the flooding in this area is north of I-10. Many roads and streets all over are closed. My heart breaks for all of the people affected by this.
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folivier...did you see this map?

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Thanks Star. Very helpful.
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Star, if I can help your daughter please let me know, PM me and I'll give you my cell.
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Mike I hope you find your Old School fine whenever you are able to get down there.
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Star, if I can help your daughter please let me know, PM me and I'll give you my cell.

Thank you so much...that's very kind of you.
She was able to get out Monday evening.

How did you make out?
The devastation is just unreal.
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Good to see you again Star. Any damage your way?
We are very fortunate living next to the Miss river, no problems here but a couple miles north of us....devastation.
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Star, glad your daughter made it out. I'm sure you were happy to see her!
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Good to see you again Star. Any damage your way?
We are very fortunate living next to the Miss river, no problems here but a couple miles north of us....devastation.

No damage here. There was some minor flooding in a few areas.
The water level never did rise very much at the marina.

Looked at several aerial videos over all of the affected areas and it's just so hard to fathom. I love how everybody is coming together to help everyone out!
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Star, glad your daughter made it out. I'm sure you were happy to see her!

Oh yes...Sunday was a very stressful day. ATT cell service was out so I couldn't get in touch with her at all for most of the day and I was going into the hospital Monday morning for surgery. If I wouldn't have finally heard from her, I probably would have cancelled my surgery. I just couldn't imagine going into surgery where I would be out of commission without knowing that she was ok.

Thankfully it all worked out.
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