Property and homes in and around the City of Rayne were submerged under 10-12 inches of rain that fell throughout southern Louisiana Wednesday and Thursday, causing schools to close and forcing some citizens to be rescued from their homes during the day Thursday.
Numerous barricades were stationed throughout the city closing off streets and roads as they were impassible with the many inches of water that fell in this area.
Homes resembled islands as they were surrounded by water, with many structures overcome with minor flooding.
As of Thursday afternoon as the rains ended, the water level receded and most city streets were passible. However, streets and roads located near major drains still held water s of Friday morning.
Warnings have been extended to local residents for the coming days due to expected rains Sunday and Monday, which will fall onto already saturated areas and could cause additional flooding.
Photos of Rayne flooding can be found on the Rayne Acadian-Tribune website at www.raynetoday.com or in Thursday's Rayne Acadian-Tribune newspaper.