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Old Jul 15, 19, 1:13 pm
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jlemon
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LFT
Programs: No longer lowly AA Gold, lots of AA, AS & DL miles & BA Avios, some UA miles, former CO Plat
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Originally Posted by miniliq View Post

I hope JLEMON survived the passage of Hurricane Barry -- it passed us to the west, with only some slight rain showers and some flooding here, just north of Lake Pontchartrain.
Lady K and yours truly have survived this multi-day and multifaceted weather event which is still in progress and I'm delighted to report our home has not flooded.....so far. However, we are still keeping our snorkel gear handy.

Our National Weather Service is forecasting that our local river here in Lafayette will rise to five feet above flood stage tomorrow due to ongoing runoff from the storm. If that indeed happens, we may see our backyard submerged with floodwater approaching our outside doors (which remain sandbagged with flood barriers in place). We just had a strong tropical squall with heavy rain, lightning and thunder move through LFT. Last night Evangeline Parish northwest of us received over a foot (!) of rain with severe flooding resulting. And last Saturday night we experienced intense tropical squalls with torrential rain and wind gusts of up to around 70 mph which resulted in a portion of our backyard being flooded as well as lots of foliage being ripped off our trees including some rather large limbs. Thank goodness for that chainsaw.

So we are not quite out of the woods yet and we'll see what tomorrow brings concerning our local river and the predicted rising water.
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