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Posted: Saturday, 01 September 2012 1:43PM

Photos: Major flooding along the Bogue Chitto



Isaac is long gone, but the storm's impact  is still being felt on both sides of the lake.

Heavy rains from Isaac lead to a dramatic increase in the water level of the Bogue Chitto River in Washington Parish.  Before the storm, the river's level was less than three feet in Franklinton.  In less than 36 hours, the Bogue Chitto rose almost 20 feet, leading to the evacuation of hundreds of people.  

Click HERE to view photos of the flooding along the Bogue Chitto...

About 185 homes and businesses are currently flooded, Washington Parish President Richard Thomas told WWL-TV.  He also added that there are no reports of anyone being stranded.

The Bogue Chitto River crested at 22.14 feet, around 7 p.m. Friday night, more than 10 feet above flood stage.

Several people are being housed at Hillcrest Baptist Church, where the Red Cross has set up a shelter.

(Photo by Chad Angelo)

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