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Nearly a Third of All Homes Flooded in Louisiana Parish After Levees Fail

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Almost a third of all homes have flooded in Ascension Parish, Louisiana after the region’s levee system failed to keep floodwaters at bay.

While skies have continued to clear in the most flooded areas of the state, control systems are proving unreliable, with the Laurel Ridge Levee being toppled, according to theAdvocate.

Despite the levee structure being overcome with floodwaters, the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security said in a Facebook post that the levee had not suffered any breaks, breaches or even structural damage.

Parish officials are estimating that some 15,000 homes have already been flooded in the region, with the majority in the Galvez and St. Amant areas. – READ MORE

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