Storm drops plenty of rain
Local streets were draining rapidly this morning after slow moving storms moved into the area. The system dumped up to 15 inches of rain in other parts of southwest Louisiana. However, the National Weather Service says it wasn’t expected to bring near that much rain as it moved east into the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metro areas. Possible tornadoes were reported in Lake Arthur, Gueydan and Abbeville between 5 and 6 a.m. Gueydan police say one house trailer was destroyed and others damaged, but nobody was hurt. Heavy rains closed at least a dozen school systems across south Louisiana including the Glencoe Charter School in western St. Mary Parish. Franklin Police and St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reported there were no apparent problems in the parish.