Property owners can head back to Lafitte

Sep 1, 2012

Jefferson Parish officials say property owners are being allowed back into the low-lying town of Lafitte, one of the areas that was flooded as Hurricane Isaac crawled across the state earlier this week.

Jefferson officials said flood waters appeared to have leveled off Thursday after flooding homes and trapping some residents who had to be rescued by airboat. A news release from Jefferson Parish says Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner was allowing property owners and residents back in on Saturday morning and was making water, MRE's, tarps, clean-up kits, and toiletries available next to Town Hall.

Kerner said areas south of Goose Bayou remained inaccessible and had not been re-opened.