High water does not go down; Saint-Gabriel organizes public transport services for people stranded at home

SAINT GABRIEL – Two weeks after flooding and rising waters, people still stranded on the other side of flooded streets can get help coming and going from the government of Saint Gabriel.

Community center staff will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the city said. Dial (225) 642-9873 to reach the community center organizing public transit services. Dial (225) 456-4798 to reach the driver on duty. After 7 p.m. each night, the St. Gabriel Police Department can assist you. Call (225) 642-5222.

The numbers are for non-emergencies, the city said.

“We know that water levels are falling across [St. Gabriel]but we continue to monitor the weather forecast and urge everyone to remain patient but also aware of the weather ahead,” city officials said Tuesday.

In the days following the mid-May flood, residents of Meadow Oaks saw the water rising and not flowing. Last week, tow trucks were needed to lift and tow vehicles through high water in the neighborhood so people could leave the subdivision without damaging their vehicles.

Residents have been frustrated for days.

Mike Lindsey has lived in the area for two years.

“It’s not right,” Lindsey said in a recent WBRZ interview.

Melvin Z. Madore