It has been a very wet few days here across Acadiana and portions of St. Mary and Lower St. Martin parishes at least 8 inches of rain. That has caused waters to rise and flooding is now occurring in Stephensville where neighborhoods are seeing their roads covered by water and people are preparing more flooding.
Stephensville residents were spending their afternoon filling sandbags and preparing for flooding that is already occurring in some neighborhoods. Something that has become seemingly a yearly occurrence according to multiple residents. They say flooding in the coastal Louisiana town has become a normal thing over the past 5 years. Water can be seen covering neighborhood streets in the town from the Sky15 Drone. Flooding is occurring in the Bayou Estates Subdivision and Four Mile Bayou Region. There currently is a state of emergency in effect for the parish and multiple roads are closed as the Stephensville and Belle rivers continue to rise putting homes and lives at risk.
As we go throughout the next few days the forecast still calls for a couple more inches (of rain) possible throughout the area so it looks like it will take a little while for these waters to begin receding and for peoples’ lives to return to normal.