Thank you everyone for your prayers and Mt Rider for deleting the extra posts.
This is all from the Lafayette area that's being ignored. I live about half way in between the 2 cities inside the levees for the Atchafalaya River. I saw on a weather website that people even in our state didn't realize it was more than the Baton Rouge area that flooded. Our local weather man calculated 2.26 TRILLION gallons of water fell over 400 and some (I forgot the exact number) square miles.
The levee they said they thought would breach on the Mermentau river was actually supposed to be an overtop, not breach as orginally stated in the news. From what I read, it made it to the top, but didn't overtop. Praise God! Prayers work! One levee did breach, but the Guard dropped oversized sandbags and stopped it. There's not been a lot in the news about the town closet to it since they dropped the bags.
Water in most areas is gone, but there's still many people that either can't get to their houses or can only get there by boat because of the water. We went from 20+ roads closed yesterday in our parish to 1 today.
90% of the people that did flood are not in flood zones and didn't have flood insurance. I went with church and helped gut a couple of houses last week. It's sad. Entire neighborhoods' streets lined with personal belongings, furniture, etc piled taller than I am (I'm 5'1").
Now we're praying the unnamed storm in the Atlantic stays there. Computer models yesterday were putting it in the Gulf early next week, with at a few models putting it close to the flooded areas east of the Mississippi and 1 is almost a direct hit for the flooded areas west of the Mississippi putting me on the east side which is not the side you want to be on. Today is tracking a little more east of here. Hopefully thay trend continues and it just stays out to sea. The winds are stronger on the east. Where I am, I'm not concerned about more water, but the wind. The ground is squishy from rains since the flood and I have about 25 trees on my property. Trees down here don't have deep root systems because of the amount of rain, so winds and squishy ground aren't good. So for now we're praying and prepping.