Ascension Parish

The Advocate on the 1983 Flood

An April 8, 2013 article from Baton Rouge’s The Advocate has been making its rounds on Facebook. The article is titled “Hell and High Water: The Devastating Flood of Livingston and East Baton Rouge Parishes in 1983” (by Bob Anderson and Bret McCormick) and marked the 30th anniversary of the devastating flood.

I was young when the ’83 Flood occurred; I don’t recall much of the actual event. What I do recall is seeing water up to the old TG&Y on Range Ave., and drawing a picture of the flood for class. According to the Anderson and McCormick article, it appears that the events of the flood are eerily similar to the 2016 Flood: (more…)

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Snapshots of the Flood: Bonnie

Bonnie of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, shares her snapshot of the Storm Without a Name:

My parents land, which I live on with a large part of my family, has never flooded. We had my elderly uncle and aunt come to stay. They use walkers to help them get around. We flooded and were rescued by our Cajun Navy. My father is 82 and my mom 78. The flood water was approximately 6 inches deep but even that little amount caused havoc. Floors & Sheetrock and any belongings touched by the flood had to be trashed. We are in the process of rebuilding now.  #ascensionproud #LouisianaStrong!