Photos: Flooding plagues Livingston, St. James parishes

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Dennis Hargrave looks at his backyard from his master bedroom in his St. Amant home Monday. Hargrave and his son-in-law, Austin Boudreaux, spent the day cleaning out drywall and insulation that had to be torn out after four to five inches of water entered the home. They were able to save the furniture by raising it or removing it before water came in, but all carpets had to be torn out. Six homes on Buxton road flooded.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Dennis Hargrave, left, and his son-in-law Austin Boudreaux clean out drywall and insulation Monday at their St. Amant home. The insulation, drywall and carpet had to be removed after four to six inches of water entered Hargrave's home. They were able to save the furniture by raising it or removing it before water came in. Six homes on Buxton road flooded. Parish officials report that between 10 and 20 houses flooded in the parish.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A wall of sandbags keeps about three feet of water away from a Grand Point home in St. James Parish several days after Hurricane Isaac struck in September 2012. Sandbagging is one way homeowners can prepare their homes for flooding before a hurricane makes landfall.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Grand Point resident Gordon Fenley uses a pump to move water in his yard to the other side of a sandbag levee Sept. 3, 2012, in St. James Parish days after Hurricane Isaac struck. Neighbors Holly Troxler, right, and Courtney Roques, 12, paddle over a former garden in a canoe. Fenley said the flood water came in rapidly and unexpectedly, about 13 inches between 10a.m. Aug. 31 and 6 p.m. Sept. 1. Without the sandbagging help of friends, family and neighbors, Fenley said last year, his home would have been ruined.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Tristen Troxler, 9, plays with a remote-controlled boat in his front yard in Grand Point Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. He said he would normally have to go to the canal to play with the boat.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A truck navigates a section of Bayou Terrace Road that is submerged in flood waters Monday. 'This road is five miles deep, and all these people are prisoners in their homes, unless you have a truck,' Frederick Cambre said. St. Amant Fire Chief James LeBlanc said volunteers were delivering food and supplies to the stranded homeowners.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Eric Maisonneve tosses a cast net off La. 22 in Maurepas Monday September 3, 2012, into flood water to catch bass as crews working with DEMCO head off to restore power to more homes. Maisonneve had caught over 15 in under a half an hour.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Denise and Clarence Jones look over work being done to their Killian house on Monday, after it was flooded by over a foot of water during Hurricane Isaac. They said they will rebuild their house in Livingston Parish but may raise it on piers to keep it from taking on water in the future.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Chris Blackwood looks over the flood water Monday September 3, 2012, that still surrounds his Head of Island La, home.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Anita Henderson looks over her flood-soaked possessions Monday piled outside her Killian house. She said she moved there 16 years earlier after her house in Independence burned down.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- David Horn stands in his living room Monday near Maurepas, in Head of Island. He and most of his neighbors remained flooded five days after Hurricane Isaac moved through the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- James Stingley carries his dog, Saddie, to a waiting truck in Maurepas after Stingley's home was flooded several feet during Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Advance preparations should be made for pets to make evacuating simpler and safer in the event of hurricane.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Kenny Watts walks through flood waters Monday September 3, 2012, while removing soaked carpet from his Maurepas La., in Livingston Parish after it was flooded during Hurricane Isaac. His wife Debra Bell has never had water in the house in the 30 years she has lived in it.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Plush toys float Monday September 3, 2012, in over a foot of water in David Horn's son's room of their home near Maurepas La. The house is still flooded five days after Hurricane moved through the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Denise and Clarence Jones walk by their flood soaked possessions Monday September 3, 2012, outside their Killian La, house. They said they will rebuild their house in Livingston Parish but may raise it on piers to keep it from taking on water in the future.