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Raindrops Keep Falling on Our Heads

Natives of Southwest Louisiana (also known as Acadiana and Cajun Country) are currently experiencing a deluge of rain. Our local weatherman is calling it a "flood event."

We're considered a large part of "hurricane country," so we're accustomed to torrential rains. The current weather pattern is a bit different in that it's not accompanied by high winds and other typical hurricane activity.

No high winds - just . . . rain. For days. Almost without ceasing.

The latest round of rain yielded 9 to 12 inches worth - all within a period of 12 hours.

To give you an idea of the effects of these monsoons, here are some photos, taken from my parents' home:

This is the view from the front porch:

Under normal circumstances, you'd see a ditch, two walkways leading to the road . . .  .

Thankfully, the rain has finally stopped. My parents are blessed; their house is on high enough ground that they experienced no indoor flooding. Others were not so fortunate.

The waters are expected to recede - just in time for more rain next week . . . .

Join in the Fray: How's the weather in your area?

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