Photos: Flooding in St. James and Livingston Parishes

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Josephine Aucoin walks to her home near Head of Island Sunday to start tearing out flood-soaked carpet.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Josephine Aucoin, left, hauls out flood-soaked carpet Sunday from her home near Head of Island with the help from her brother Carl Lessard, back, and his daughter Katie-Kay Lessard.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- John Meng carries out flood-soaked items Sunday from his camp near Head of Island.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Volunteers haul sandbags down Dey Say St, in Lutcher where rising floodwaters threaten homes Sunday following Hurricane Issac. The National Weather Service was dispatched to the area to assess why floodwaters continue rising in areas of St. James Parish, while receding elsewhere in Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Volunteers work to sandbag a home along Dey Say St. in Lutcher, La. on Sunday following Hurricane Issac. The National Weather Service was dispatched to the area to assess why floodwaters continue rising in areas of St. James Parish, while receding elsewhere in Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A raft of fire ants floats Sunday in floodwaters near Dey Say Street in Lutcher.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Locals drive down flooded Dey Say Street in Lutcher on Sunday. The National Weather Service was dispatched to St. James Parish to assess why floodwaters are rising in some areas of the parish while they are dropping elsewhere.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Blake Luminais, of Paulina, second from left, passes sandbags Sunday to other local volunteers who were trying to save a home along Dey Say Street in Lutcher where water continued to rise.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Luke Bourgeois, 15, of Lutcher ,La., second from right, sandbags with local volunteers to save a building near Dey Say St. in Lutcher Sunday, where water continued to rise in the last day following Hurricane Issac. The National Weather Service was dispatched to assess why floodwaters continue rising in areas of St. James Parish while receding elsewhere in Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Kevin Gautreau looks over his neighborhood off the Chinquapin Canal when he returned home Sunday to get a few things after flooding in the area forced him from this home last week. Livingston Parish Sheriff's Det. Ken McMorris waits to ferry him to dry land.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Hanna Hedington hands a homemade jambalaya lunch to Ronny Mellon and his wife Carol Sunday at their flooded home near the Chinquapin Canal. Hedington and her family from Holden spent much of the morning driving along La. 22 in Livingston Parish handing out the meal they had cooked. They said they just wanted to help the people most affected by the flooding.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Rusty Obrien walks though the kitchen of his Maurepas home Sunday. Obrien said he had 17 inches of water in the home.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Gerry Weeks looks out Sunday over the flood wall his father built in 1983 around their family home in Maurepas. After running pumps for several days, Weeks was able to save the house even though his neighbors had more than a foot of water in their home.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Flood waters surround a house Sunday near the Chinquapin Canal.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Patricia Champagne and Jaden Barrows, 5, head to their car Sunday to deliver lunch they got from the Salvation Army to families in Maurepas. Lisa Leteff, left, waits to do the same.

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