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Old 08-17-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Boone, IA
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Hey, how's it going? First of all I definitely want to send a prayer out to those in Louisiana and hope you guys are ok! Second, I've been planning on moving to Lafayette in two months now. How bad is the surrounding area in and around Lafayette? Should I push my leave date back? Would it be smart to move down there during this time? Thanks a bunch for your replies.. Have a great day and stay safe!!!
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:36 AM
 
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Hey, how's it going? First of all I definitely want to send a prayer out to those in Louisiana and hope you guys are ok! Second, I've been planning on moving to Lafayette in two months now. How bad is the surrounding area in and around Lafayette? Should I push my leave date back? Would it be smart to move down there during this time? Thanks a bunch for your replies.. Have a great day and stay safe!!!
I've poked over here just see how Louisiana locals were doing, but didn't find anyone talking about it. Maybe it's that common? I don't know, I don't live there.

However, there is a thread about it in the Current Events forum.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Thankfully I fared well, the house I live in is 3 feet off the ground so the 8 inches of water covering my yard never seeped in. I hope all the posters who live around here are doing ok as well.
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Old 08-18-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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Where in Louisiana are you Analog Man, if I might ask for general areas. Are you closer to Baton Rouge or another area? I understand that heavy rain has been widespread, but flooding and evacuations more so near Baton Rouge, Ascension Parishes.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Just buy a house on piers or rent an apartment on second floor or higher and you'll be safe.
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Old 08-20-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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I hope yall will be okay in the next ten years. This is so sad.
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:19 PM
 
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On another note I am sort of amazed/disappointed that the flooding in Southern Louisiana has not received more national media attention since it seems like the entire southern half of the state from Lake Charles to Hammond seems to have been severely impacted.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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On another note I am sort of amazed/disappointed that the flooding in Southern Louisiana has not received more national media attention since it seems like the entire southern half of the state from Lake Charles to Hammond seems to have been severely impacted.

Louisianians are used to it. If something big is going on elsewhere nobody cares whats happening here.
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:23 AM
 
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It all comes down to votes, with the east coast and the west coast having the majority, we are just a small fly over state in the eyes of a politician.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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It all comes down to votes, with the east coast and the west coast having the majority, we are just a small fly over state in the eyes of a politician.
Not to mention that Louisianians consistently support politicians who want to reduce federal aid and keep government off their back (until something floods).

BTW, there has been A LOT of reporting of the flooding in LA.
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