Tickfaw residents caught off-guard by rising flood water

Tickfaw residents caught off-guard by rising flood water

TICKFAW, LA (WVUE) - Locals in Tickfaw and Independence woke up to rising flood waters and those who live on Stafford Road say the water was almost three feet deep in some spots.

The source comes from the Natalbany River, which did not cause flooding back in March when the same area saw severe weather. As a result, many residents were caught off guard.

The water's reach wasn't confined to just homes. Highway 51, a main artery through Independence and Tickfaw, was also covered with water.

"I don't know, I'm worried about getting the rest of my family out," said resident Pierre West.

The National Guard has arrived in the area and is working to move residents to higher ground. Although they're grateful to be safe, the families affected by the flood know they have a long road ahead of them.

"We don't think things like this can transpire over a period of time," stated resident Cornelius Pines. "But we thank God that they were here and you guys came out to rescue me and my family."

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