The Hurricane Isaac Story of "Anti-Flooding" - WKRN News 2

The Hurricane Isaac Story of "Anti-Flooding"

A dry Lake Peigneur A dry Lake Peigneur
Shrimp boat on the bottom of the Delcambre canal Shrimp boat on the bottom of the Delcambre canal

Usually the storm surge flooding is the worry with a hurricane, but this is a story about just the opposite.

As many of you know, I traveled to Louisiana with our News 2 crew to work with our sister station WLFY in Lafayette and helped out in studio with on air coverage of Isaac.

If you click on the graphics to the right you will see that Lafayette was on the west side of the storm, so instead of onshore winds creating a storm surge, we experienced just the opposite.

The offshore winds pushed water out to sea (the Gulf).

Lake Peignuer is a popular lake in the area that is connected to the Gulf by the Delcambre Canal.

The winds actually drained the lake and the canal, leaving the bottom exposed and shrimp boats sitting on dry ground.

The locals say that nothing like this has happened in about forty years.

It seems that there is always something interesting and unusual that happens when a hurricane comes ashore!

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