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Many LA Town Hit Hard By Flood Waters

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It was an extremely soggy start for most of us in the arklatex. Torrential rains pushed in from the west where there were critical evacuations underway in our area. The rain came down for hours. A number of roads closed this morning and school was closed in Sabine Parish.

Families here in Many, Louisiana are trying to salvage anything they can after Thursday morning's rain brought flood waters up the side of their homes and into everyone's cars. If you take a look at this fence on Buffalo Drive, the leaves are gathered where the flood waters were. It gives you an idea of how much water this one neighborhood saw.

The water was still receding from this field earlier this morning off of Highway 1217 in Many. And Buffalo Drive, water came all the way up inside of cars. Owners say the water got everywhere, into the cupholders, the engines and the seats. They say they're just lucky that the water didn't get inside of their homes as they begin the clean up process. 

All of it started around 5 this morning, so people had to pull together to make sure everyone came out okay. However, cars that were parked at home in this area were definitely damaged.The owners hope they are salvageable.

But Buffalo Drive Residents say they aren't new to flooding. It's been a problem for years but they thought after a new flood drain was installed in their neighborhood their worries would be over. But they were wrong. The newly installed ditch that was just put in this summer crumbled and failed. Even it wasn't a match for the flood waters. Residents blame their car damage on it's failure saying if it had worked maybe things would have turned out different.

But everyone is thankful that no lives were lost.

 

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