For nearly the past week, south Louisiana has been reeling from an intense heatwave which has caused area coaches to move their football practices indoors and pet owners to keep their animals inside. Electric companies have been issuing warnings telling people to conserve their energy so as to not overload the system. However, as temperatures stood near the triple digit mark through most of the week it would be hard to imagine many people heeding the warning.
Thursday’s storms, though at times quite violent, served as a relief to some.
“Lord, I got soaked,” laughed Jason Riley of Crowley Thursday. “I must say I like the water better than sweat though.”
Another Crowley resident, Tamara Richard, said that she could not remember the last time it rained.
“It’s been so long,” she said. “I know that the plants at our house weren’t looking too healthy . . . this should help.”
Yesterday’s rain may not have been an isolated event with rain chances hovering around forty percent for Friday and Saturday.