Belle Rose community finds ways to prevent repeat of flooding

Belle Rose community finds ways to prevent repeat of flooding

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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