High water in Louisiana thanks to Hurricane Michael

David Blake
October 09, 2018 - 2:57 pm

A cold front is giving South Louisiana protection from Hurricane Michael although, local authorities are keeping a close watch on tidal surge which is already raising water levels in several areas.  

On the Northshore, St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister promises patrols to watch for any high water that comes from the surge.

''Roads that we always watch closely, there's about 8 or 9 of them and we put out barricades and high water signs,'' Brister said.

For now she is not expecting water to get into any homes and there's been no sandbagging.

On the Southshore over in Venetian Isles some folks have resorted to trucks and high water vehicles.

''This is pretty bad,'' said homeowner Robby Kencht on the high water who ads '' I've been living out there for 20 years and it never was this bad until Katrina came because what little wetlands there was is gone,'' Kencht said.

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