Rising water updates across the parish
ACADIA PARISH - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office continues to update the rising water situation throughout Acadia Parish by reaching out to local police chiefs.
As an update from the sheriff's office itself, according to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, the following areas of the parish remain under water with some areas being impassable:
- The Bluff which located in Evangeline between Highway 91 and Highway 97 is completely under water.
- Mermentau Cove near Four Corner is underwater.
- Highway 92 near Vincent Road water on roadway.
- Bayou Plaquemine near Indigo is completely under water.
- Highways 1111 1112 are completely under water.
- Clement Road off Highway 91 near the Pontoon Bridge is completely under water.
- Highway 97 at Jenke Bridge closed due to high water.
- Buckley Drive in Stewartville near Crowley has high water.
- Interstate 10 westbound Exit 80's off ramp is completely covered with high water.
- North Cherokee Road is completely under water.
So far, the sheriff's office has assisted approximately 75 people with residential evacuations.
According to their Facebook page, the following is the situation in a city-by-city overview:
Crowley Police Chief KP Gibson is advising that the city is presently experiencing flooding issues on:
- Parkerson Avenue from 15th Street to I-10
- Stutes Addition is closed due to flooding
- Clark Place Subdivision is closed due to flooding
- Northern Avenue near Conrad Road and Capitol Avenue.
Crowley Police assisted approximately 20 people who needed to leave their homes due to flooding.
Estherwood Police Chief Kevin LeBlanc advises that the Village of Estherwood continues to see flooding. Bayou Plaquemine is overflowing causing water to rise in center of the village. No residential evacuations were required.
The main problems seem to be the rising waters from Bayou Plaquemine and Mermentau River. He reports that no rescues were necessary but many outer buildings took on water. Approximately 15 - 20 homes are inches away from water going into residence.
Streets with water are as follows:
- North Cemetery
- Park Circle
- Park Street
- North LeBlanc (portion)
- LA 91
- U.S. Highway 90 at the Estherwood city limits
- Lafayette Street - closed
- Booker Street - closed
- Broussard Road - closed
Chief Carroll Stelly in the city of Rayne says things are quiet now with no water being reported on roads. On Thursday morning, the city of Rayne experienced a lot of water with many homes taking on water. No residential evacuations were needed.
Chief Albert Venable advises that all roads are open and clear following the flooding that took place on Thursday. He advises that his office assisted approximately 60 individuals with residential evacuations.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been in Acadia Parish around the clock assisting all agencies with rescues. As of Sunday afternoon, they assisted with the rescue of approximately 96 individuals and 12 animals. They are expected to remain in Acadia Parish should their services be required.
As of this hour the following state highways are closed in Acadia Parish:
- LA 100 near Bluff Loop.
- LA 1111, north of I-10.
- LA 91, north of Iota.
- LA 97 at the Jenke Bridge.
According to National Weather Service, water in Acadia Parish is expected to bring receding early Tuesday morning.
The sheriff's office reminds the parish's residents that if you are in a flooded area and require residential evacuation contact your local law enforcement agency or dial 911.
Furthermore, it cannot be stressed enough the importance of staying away from the flooded areas as many residents are trying to keep water from going into their residence; if you are not a resident of these areas stay away.