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ALEXANDRIA, La. - We thought Isaac was gone, but he made his finale this morning, causing flash floods across Cenla.

Christopher Clark woke up to a nasty surprise Friday morning.

Christopher Clark, Hwy 1 resident: "My wife Lisa and I, we probably lost 70-75 percent of everything in our home."

Flooding from the tail of Isaac hit Alexandria along Highway 1, the ditches overflowing until water rose into yards and even into Clark's home.

Clark: "Right now we're trying to pump the water out, get it off of everybody in the whole street really."

The commotion of pumping caused the traffic to slow…

Clark: "It's been blocked up a little bit. A little bit more congested."

And in middle of one mess, another one: two LSUA students driving through the water got in a fender bender--causing even more traffic troubles.

Megan Otwell, LSUA student: "A person stopped and slammed their brakes and we just slammed our brakes right behind them and kind of slid."

The students say the wet roads made a dangerous situation.

Otwell: "They're flooded, so I would say there's a good possibility."

Stephanie Ortiz, LSUA student: "It could have happened to anybody. It just happened to be us."

One neighbor's debacle ended up contributing to another's.

Ortiz: "They're draining that house over there. They could at least have drained it all the way across the street so it wouldn't be all over the road."

It was the last sting of the storm, and one that Clark says he'll be feeling for some time.

Clark: "Every time we have a storm I guess I'm going to lose about half the stuff I got."

Residents said they hope the rains are finally on the way out, so they can start putting their house and yards back together.

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