On Saturday, October 21, 2017, our area and surrounding areas endured nearly twelve hours of torrential rainfall. As a result of the torrential rainfalls projected, a flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service. A flash flood warning is defined as, ” A flash flood is a sudden, violent flood after a heavy rain. Rainfall intensity and duration, topography, soil conditions, and ground cover all contribute to a flash flood”. As such, our area suffered nearly 10.54 inches of rain during a twelve hour period. During that period of time, nearly 7 inches of rain fell in about 2.5 hours. In an emergency, The Town of Maringouin’s primary concern is to protect the lives of all our residents. As the weather conditions permitted, the Town of Maringouin’s staff coupled with residents of this community worked to assist our residents in anyway possible. This Administration provided door to door checks on our elderly, transported those in needed, and aided with the delivery of any essential items needed. There was absolutely no issues with drainage or any system failures, as the staff monitored those conditions on the ground as the system developed. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, our Parish leaders were notified and actively involved in this developing system. On Sunday, October 22, 2017, after conversations with our Parish leaders, State leaders and myself, I formally requested from the Governor’s Office any assistance that MAY be available for those who experienced any water damage or wind damage from the torrential rains on Saturday. In the interim, I have advised all residents to take pictures of any damages (time, date and stamped photos- download an application for your phones). If you need any questions answered, please contact the town hall at 225-625-2630 or visit our website: townofmaringouin.net.