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Still struggling after tornado, Laplace residents prepare for heavy rain


It’s garbage pickup day in the Meadows Subdivision in Laplace.

“We’re picking up cans, bags and lots of debris,” Ashanti Ross said.

Workers, just like the residents, know about the possibility of high winds and flooding over the next couple of days.

“We’re picking up as much as we can and as quickly as we can,” Ross said.

After being hit by a tornado a couple of weeks ago, the subdivision is still littered with debris and blue tarps, and the people who live there are very concerned.

“The water is already blowing onto Highway 51, which is not far from here,” Cynthia Boudreaux said.

Cynthia and Harry Boudreaux have called Laplace home for 26 years.

“If we get hit a third time, we won’t be coming back,” Boudreaux said.

Besides the tornado damage, their home flooded during Isaac, and they can’t imagine another blow.

“The other flood came up on us so fast, so we’ve already kind of packed some bags and we’ve got stuff ready to go. We got everything up a little bit because we’re afraid it’s going to happen again,” Boudreaux said.

They aren’t taking any chances.

“We’re going to move our vehicles because last time, we lost all of our vehicles. We’re going to go and park them on higher ground,” Boudreaux said.

With debris still scattered throughout the neighborhood, there’s a fear that the high winds will force the debris to block storm drains. Parish leaders are asking all residents to prepare, just in case.

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