Drivers Navigate Flooded Streets in Lafayette as State of Emergency Declared

Cars navigated flooded streets in Lafayette as severe weather prompted Louisiana’s governor to declare a state of emergency on May 17.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the city, estimating it could see up to six inches of rain overnight into May 18.

This footage shared by John Weatherall III shows cars driving through floodwater in downtown Lafayette.

Special marine warnings and flash flood warnings remained in place for several areas of Louisiana on May 18. Credit: John Weatherall III via Storyful

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