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Drainage frustration is an ongoing battle for some in Lafayette

Drainage frustration is an ongoing battle for some in Lafayette


EDGE. OUR DANNIELLE GARCIA SPEAKS TO A LAFAYETTE WOMAN… WHO’S TRYING TO PROTECT HER BELONGINGS FROM *ANOTHER* FLOOD. NAT OPEN: ITS SCARY, I DONT WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS. EVERY STORM NATS BRINGS FEAR TO YVONNE GARY. SOT YVONNE GARY, AUGUST FLOOD VICTIM I’M WORRIED, I MEAN I HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE BUT I DON’T WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN. I CANT SLEEP AT NIGHT, WE’VE BEEN FIGHTING THIS PROBLEM FOR A LONG TIME WITH NOTHING BEING DONE AND ITS VERY FRUSTRATING FOR EVERYBODY AND FOR GARY… EASING THAT FEAR… MEANS ELEVATING EVERYTHING INSIDE HER HOME “NOW I’VE GOT EVERYTHING ON CINDER BLOCKS BECAUSE I’VE GOT STUFF IN THE TUBS. NOTHING’S ON THE FLOOR EXCEPT THIS CHINA CABINET THAT I CANT MOVE ITS LIKE LIVING IN A STORAGE BOX SINCE THE FLOOD BECAUSE OF THE POOR DRAINAGE WE HAVE THAT NOTHINGS BEING DONE AND IVE BEEN DOING THAT AS A PRECAUTION. GARY’S NO STRANGER TO FLOODING. SHE WAS FORCED TO GUT HER HOME OFF VEROT SCHOOL ROAD AFTER LAST AUGUST’S FLOOD. AND SHE SAYS HER FEARS WILL REMAIN… NAT: AND ITS JUST NOT DRAINING EITHER WAY TOWARDS THE COOLEY OR MILCREEK . . . UNTIL THE DRAINAGE IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD IS IS FIXED ITS NOT DRAINING AT ALL THE WATER IS STAGNANT. THERE’S CONCRETE BLOCKS IN THE DITCH, THERE’S OIL BEING DUMPED, THERES TIRES AND APPLIANCES IF YOU GO A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN. AND WITH THE 3 MINOR STORMS THAT WE HAD RECENTLY WITH THE RAIN WE HAD 6 INCHES BETWEEN OUR HOUSE AND 2 ON THE FRONT PORCH AND BACK PORCH. CITY-PARISH COUNCILMAN WILLIAM THERIOT SAYS HE’S PUSHING FOR WORK TO BE DONE NEAR GARY’S HOME. BUT FOR NOW… SHE’S TAKING UP SHELTER IN HER SISTER’S HOME… ON HIGHER GROUND. YOU WORRY BECAUSE THE WATER DOES COME UP ONTO YOUR PORCH, I MEAN IT HAPPENED 3 TIMES THIS YEAR AND SO WE’RE JUST FRUSTRATED AND TIRED. IN LAFAYETTE… DGA…KATC TV 3 TWO PEOPLE FROM

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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