Natives of Southwest Louisiana (also known as Acadiana and Cajun Country) are currently experiencing a deluge of rain. Our local weatherman is calling it a “flood event.”
We’re considered a large part of “hurricane country,” so we’re accustomed to torrential rains. The current weather pattern is a bit different in that it’s not accompanied by high winds and other typical hurricane activity.
No high winds – just . . . rain. For days. Almost without ceasing.
The latest round of rain yielded 9 to 12 inches worth – all within a period of 12 hours.
To give you an idea of the effects of these monsoons, here are some photos, taken from my parents’ home:
This is the view from the front porch:
Under normal circumstances, you’d see a ditch, two walkways leading to the road . . . .
Thankfully, the rain has finally stopped. My parents are blessed; their house is on high enough ground that they experienced no indoor flooding. Others were not so fortunate.
The waters are expected to recede – just in time for more rain next week . . . .
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I’m sure back in those days there was never the fear of contracting some flesh eating disease or other bacteria – “The Good Old Days.”
Ahhh…a feeling of nostalgia. We used to dive off the bridge and swim in the ditches, thus saving the 25 cents the municipal pool would charge us….
Thanks so much! The amount of water is just incredible. They’re saying that barring the hurricanes, this is the worst flooding in 20 years. The bad part is that there is more rain to come. Glad you’re staying dry in Michigan!!!
Armstead's Girl says
Holy Cow! I wish you and everyone in Cajun Country the best. Thankfully, I’ve been in a rainless Michigan all week. 🙂