Some streets in the River Parishes look like lakes

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Some residents in the River Parishes walked outside and saw their streets looking like mini lakes Tuesday.

On Homewood Court, more than ankle-deep water filled the street after heavy downpours due to the storm named Harvey.

Michael Cook used his four-wheeler to shuttle people out of the neighborhood to a nearby store so their vehicles would not be damaged.

"Too much water," Cook said. "We can't control it. We have got a whole lot back there. We are getting people out of the houses back there, and we're doing a pretty good job."

Others were more frustrated.

"It's ridiculous. I really feel like something could be done about this - something should be done about it. What's the problem, what's the hold up? " said Harry Williams.

St. John Parish officials said work is underway to reduce flooding in flood prone-areas.

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