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Belle Rose community finds ways to prevent repeat of flooding

Crews have started digging new canals to divert the water in order to prevent the flooding from happening again. (WAFB) Crews have started digging new canals to divert the water in order to prevent the flooding from happening again. (WAFB)
BELLE ROSE, LA (WAFB) -  Residents in Belle Rose are looking for ways to protect themselves against future flood damage.

The community had a meeting Tuesday night.  Residents in Belle Rose are looking for ways to protect themselves against future flood damage.

The community had a meeting Tuesday night at the Belle Rose Primary School. Previously, in May, the town ran into serious flooding problems where water came into homes and even damaged a cemetery.

Crews have started digging new canals to divert the water in order to prevent the flooding from happening again.

It will take about a month to complete the new canals.

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