Water flows over the parking lot of Rio Fuel & Supply on Front Street in Morgan City Thursday afternoon after a combination of downpour of rain, high tide and a south wind caused the Atchafalaya River to rise 6 inches in about six hours. Morgan City officials closed several floodgates along the floodwall Thursday and planned to close the one by Rio Fuel later in the day. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Sharp rise in river necessitates gate closures

Morgan City officials closed several gates along the floodwall Thursday due to a quick rise in the Atchafalaya River, Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi said.

Dee Hymel points to sandbags preventing water in Bayou Long from encroaching on her Stephensville home. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Jon Tuttle shows a photo from two weeks ago of street flooding in Bayou Estates Subdivision while standing in the rent house he owns that got 4 inches of water in it. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Most Stephensville homes avoid flooding, but not without valiant efforts

While the majority of homes in Stephensville have avoided flooding this spring, many residents had to work long hours in recent weeks to prevent water from getting in their homes.



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