Eunice flooding

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Flood water flows through the channel at Bobcat Drive and Maple Avenue on Thursday where a bridge project is under way. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

City leaders point south to flooding problems

Eunice officials estimated from 15 to 18 inches rain fell from April 30 through Wednesday flooding streets and low-lying areas.
The worst of the weather occurred Sunday, but severe storms returned Wednesday morning to renew the threat of flooding.
Floodwaters threatened Faith Christian Worship Center on Stanford Road, but the church was spared.
Heather Ardoin, senior pastor, said the water backed up from Bayou Des Cannes lapped at the sandbags along the church, but stopped there.

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National Weather Serivce updates storm forecast

From Roger Erickson, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service, Lake Charles
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting strong to severe thunderstorms today and tonight across the region. Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threat right now, but a tornado threat will increase as the day goes on as well.

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Parish has sandbags

Due to the heavy rainfall on Wednesday night into Thursday morning and expected rainfall occurring on Sunday, the St. Landry Parish Government Yambilee Building sandbag site located at 1939 W. Landry St. in Opelousas will be open for those residents needing sandbags, according to Maj. Eddie Thibodeaux, St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s public information officer.
People wanting and should bring their own shovel. Sand and bags will be available.
The location will be open today and until 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Help needed with flood relief group

Volunteers are needed to assist a group of about 100 people who are to arrive Saturday to do repairs to flood-damaged residences in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes.
Susan Fisher, of the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, said Team ACTS is a non-denominational Christian group that will stay at the Acadian Baptist Center from Feb. 18 to 25.
Volunteers are needed to help feed the group, she said.
Donations of food and money also are requested.
Contact Fisher at 337-942-7815 to volunteer or make a donation.

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