Photos: Heavy storms pass through S. Louisiana

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office trustees fill sandbags as heavy rain hits the roof above them at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center on Wednesday in Gonzales.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Miles Schexnayder,right, walks Cowboy, as Joel Louviere takes Buckshot out of their flooded barn along at the Milestone Ranch on Highway 3125 on Wednesday in Paulina.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Bicyclist Dale Vincent uses one hand to keep his hood in place, as he pedals home using a lightweight poncho to ward off the steady rain, mid-morning on Wednesday. He was traveling home down North Street near Tuscaloosa Avenue, where staying dry was a challenge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Alison Brou, left, Carl Weber and Calvin Pafford mop out muddy water from a flooded Matherne's Supermarket along Highway 3125 on Wednesday in Paulina.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Matherne's Supermarket produce manager Louise Bourgeois pushes muddy water from her department after the store flooded along Highway 3125 Wednesday in Paulina. Bourgeois watched the water rise starting at 6 a.m.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Matherne's Supermarket cashier Taylor Rizzuto brooms out muddy water from between the isles after flooding on Wednesday in Pauliina.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Melissa Duhe walks one of her four horses out of its flooded barn at the Milestone Ranch along Highway 3125 on Wednesday in Paulina.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Attorney Mariana Palladino copes with her umbrella, after it was turned inside out by a wind gust Wednesday morning in downtown Baton Rouge. She was leaving the 19th Judicial District Courthouse after a hearing. Rains and wind worked their way through Baton Rouge in the morning, with a lull in the afternoon, but thunderstorms are possible, in the area forecast for the next several days.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cars slosh through a puddle of rain backed up in the road on Spanish Town Road at Fourth Street Wednesday morning,as showers make their way through Baton Rouge and the surrounding area. More rain is predicted for the next several days.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- A work crew from EBR Dept. of Public Works cuts and clears a large oak tree that fell across Highland Road near Nelson Drive after heavy rains fell in the area Wednesday. Traffic was diverted through local subdivisions or turned back for several hours while the tree was removed.

  • Photos provided by Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office -- Rose Hill Baptist Church in Belle Rose received heavy water Wednesday along with the church's nearby grave yard, where graves floated out of the ground and some caskets escaped. Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies and trusties used sandbags to keep the caskets inside the graves in the cemetery along Belle Rose Lane. The Rev. Rodney M. Dugas, church pastor, said the incident upset his members who have loved ones in the church cemeter

  • Photos provided by Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office -- Graves at Rose Hill St. James Cemetery in Belle Rose in Assumption Parish began floating up from the ground Wednesday due to heavy flooding in the area. Two caskets escaped the graves, sheriff's deputies said. Parish sheriff's deputies and trusties used sandbags to keep the caskets inside the graves. The Rev. Rodney M. Dugas, pastor of nearby Rose Hill Baptist Church, said the incident upset his church's members who have loved ones in the church cemetery.

  • Photos provided by Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office -- Assumption Parish sheriff's trusties and others load into a hearse one of the two caskets that floated out of their in-ground graves Wednesday at Rose Hill-St. James Cemetery in Belle Rose due to heavy flooding. Parish sheriff's deputies and trusties used sandbags to keep the caskets inside other graves. The Rev. Rodney M. Dugas, pastor of nearby Rose Hill Baptist Church, said the incident upset his church's members, who have loved ones in the church cemetery along Belle Rose Lane

  • Advocate photo by Ellyn Couvillion -- Cars sit flooded in front of a trailer home Wednesday on La. 74, near Airline Highway, in Ascension Parish.

  • Advocate photo by Ellyn Couvillion -- Charles Logue of Prairieville waits in his car at the edge of the flooded parking lot of the La Maison Des Enfants daycare center in Gonzales, as Ricardo Quinoez carries Logue's son, Andre' Logue, 5, and Mac Hood carries Logue's other son, Cameron Logue, 8, to the car on Wednesday, when flash floods hit the area.

  • Road closure in Lutcher