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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