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Floods Threaten Cenla Homes

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ALEXANDRIA, La. - It's never a good thing when water is right up to your front door, as it was at the corner of Greenfield and East Sandy Bayou in Acadian Village. 

Once it started raining, neighbors say it took less than one hour for the water to be at their doorsteps, because the pumps in the canals nearby were able to clear out the water.

Another neighborhood here in Cenla got more than its share of damage from Friday morning's storm was the north side of the Martin Park neighborhood. Neighbors say there was flooding caused by overflow from a canal behind some of the houses.

The water level on one side of the street rose to the bottom of car doors. Some neighbors put sandbags around their homes, just in case.

There were a number of trees and tree limbs on the ground as well as a few leaky roofs in the neighborhood.

Folks say they're used to cleaning up branches after storms like this because it comes with the territory due to the old oak trees in Martin Park.

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