Lafourche mostly spared the worst of Olga’s wraths

Olga brought heavy rain bands that trained over most of Terrebonne Parish and some of northern Lafourche, causing street flooding. 

But by and large, Lafourche was spared most of the worst of her wrath.

Officials with Lafourche Parish say things are mostly back to normal on Saturday afternoon – just 10-12 hours after the storm made landfall, while interacting with a cold front.

In Thibodaux, the Lafourche Crossing is still closed, but water is quickly being pumped out of the area, and the road is expected to be re-opened in the coming hours, per the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

In the southern portion of the parish, rain bands and light surge/winds poured water onto La. Highway 1 in Fourchon, but the road remained opened and navigable throughout.

The port is open for business today, and with the storm passed, it will remain open throughout the weekend.

Power is out for more than 200 customers in the parish, but major events in the area are rolling without a hitch.

The French Food Festival rolled last night and will continue through the weekend. Likewise, football games at Central Lafourche, Thibodaux High and Nicholls will all go on as planned this afternoon and evening.