Ouachita Parish residents speak out about flooded neighborhood

Rodney Griffin lives off of Bayou D'Arbonne Dr. in West Monroe.

It's a road now unrecognizable. 

In fact, it could be confused with a river.

"We're having to boat in and out instead of drive because the water levels are so high," Griffin said.

He said water goes all the way up to the doorsteps of his home.

When water levels rise this high, Griffin said he has no other option to get home than to ride his boat.

This comes after the area received more than a foot of rainfall last month.

The water then flowed downstream causing neighborhoods, like Griffin's, to flood.

"The river is a big ditch. It can't handle it. It can only handle so much water," Griffin added.

Submerged mail boxes, street signs and even cars now fill the area.

Unfortunately, in recent years Griffin said it's become all too common.

"We're used to it- you know. We build houses off the ground. Everything is made for high water, it's just a way of life," he added.

However, Griffin isn't letting this flooding put a damper on his mood.

"Go on with life as it is. Go to work, come back home, cook a steak and drink a whiskey," he said. 

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