A group of Carencro residents say it seems nearly every time they get a heavy rain they get water in their homes; and they're tired of it.
"It affects Carencro. It is the parish, but we're part of the parish," explained Charlene Bidstrup of Carencro.
Mayor Glenn Brasseaux and members of the Carencro City Council listenedMonday ass residents of St. Pierre Boulevard spoke about flooding in their neighborhood. "I got sandbags around my house. You live like that," adds Andy Falls of Carencro.
Mayor Brasseaux and the council reassured them they're aware and concerned about flooding throughout the city. "The coulee needs to be cleaned from Carencro going south towards Lafayette," said Mayor Brasseaux.
The mayor explained it doesn't make sense to only clean part of the coulee in St. Pierre that floods. He said doing so can bring more water into the area; water that will stay longer.
"Until it's cleaned out to the south, there's not much we can do," added Brasseaux.
The mayor told the concerned residents to consider going before the Lafayette City-Parish Council. Cleaning Coulee Mine within a section of Carencro is not enough to get the job done.
"Next I'm going to talk to Joey Durel," said Falls.The mayor noted when Durel held a town hall meeting about the flooding, he was disappointed that few people spoke-up.
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