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Cypremort Point residents prepare for possible tidal surge

Posted: 5:22 AM, Jun 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-04 06:22:25-04

With a potential disturbance in the gulf, so early during hurricane season, some areas of Acadiana are getting ready for possibilities.

In Cypremort Point, most houses are built more than 10 feet off the ground.  Don Meaux says he and his family are ready for whatever is to come.

“Everything on our lower level we pick up higher about three or four feet off the ground for a tidal surge, so nothing like that will get wet,” Meaux said.

Meaux’s house is elevated twelve feet, but even for a tidal surge, he has to take precautions.

“Everything in our lower levels we have to move up to the porch with is about 12 feet off the ground. Hopefully, the water doesn’t get higher than that,” Meaux said.

The Meaux family say they haven’t had to deal with a hurricane since 2008 when hurricane Ike hit their home. They’re hoping they won’t have to add another marker to their hurricane tracker this season.

“I always say the excitement and the tranquility of living on the coast totally outweighs the risks of hurricanes. It’s part of living in paradise, we love it, its part of the package,” Meaux explained.