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Pointe Coupee leaders look to fix 'flood city' near New Roads

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NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) -

People living near the city of New Roads are sick of their neighborhood flooding every time it rains hard and want Pointe Coupee Parish leaders to fix it.

The sub-division is called Pecan Acres, but most folks in that area know it as “flood city” because every time it rains hard the neighborhood is overtaken by water. Rita Jones has been living in the area since the late '60s she says flooding is an on-going problem.

"Oh, it's really bad when it rains a lot," said Jones. "We have water up to our knees. You can't walk back here. It's like False River."

Pointe Coupee Parish Police Juror Dewey Dukes, who represents that area, said the parish has already taken steps to fix the problem.

"I would hope that we can get a flooding project started as quick as possible," said Dukes. "We are looking at another hurricane season right around the corner, and it's not going to be good if we don't have the project completed."

He added parish leaders will be getting a report at Tuesday's Police Jury meeting from the parish engineer.

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