More piles of debris form along streets, water slowly receding

More piles of debris form along streets, water slowly receding

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The dawn of another day in south Louisiana revealed stretches of debris piles along streets, indicating more signs of recovery, but other areas continue to see high water, serving as a reminder that the flooding is over.


People in Central and other parts of East Baton Rouge Parish are seeing the landscape change from floodwaters to debris piles as they have made it back to their homes and have started cleaning up.

However, areas of Livingston and Ascension parishes have not had that change of scenery, as they remain flooded. Officials said Friday morning the waters remain high in parts of Maurepas, French Settlement and St. Amant.

The devastation from the historic floods that inundated the region are evident. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said it is believed 90 percent of Denham Springs flooded.

Relief efforts have picked up in some areas, especially in Livingston Parish, where the Louisiana National Guard will be managing Points-of-Distribution (PODs) in key areas affected by the flooding.

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