Heavier rainfall estimates for Lafayette are a warning shot of things to come, but more research is needed locally before changing course, experts say.
Homewood’s primary effect is during smaller storms and is localized to the banks of the Vermilion River. That caps the number of homes likely spared from flooding.
Ahead of Nicholas, UL launched a beta version of a river stage forecasting model.
The Louisiana Watershed Flood Center and a proposed regional flood monitoring network are positioned to plug a huge gap in Acadiana’s ability to understand how we flood and how to effectively plan for and respond to floods.