'Bonnie' posed no threat here

DEIDRE CRUSE, Governmental Reporter

The remnants of what had been Tropical Storm Bonnie caused flooding in parts of West Baton Rouge Parish, but caused no problem for Iberville, officials said.

“We had sandbags made over the weekend...but never had to use any,” Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. said. “It had no impact on Iberville whatsoever.”

The clean up of the British Petroleum oil catastrophe were suspended last week after Bonnie entered the Gulf of Mexico, with predictions that it might strengthen into a Category I hurricane.

The tropical storm disintegrated. The national weather service cancelled storm warnings for Louisiana Saturday afternoon, although rainfall of between one and two inches was predicted as the remnants of the storm came ashore Sunday morning.

A flash flood warning was issued for Iberville Parish for two hours Sunday morning.

“The sun was shining [then],” Emergency Preparedness Director Laurie Doiron said. She said the parish less than half an inch of rainfall Sunday.

Next door in West Baton Rouge Parish, a portion of La. 1 in Port Allen was closed because of flooding, and flooding was reported in subdivisions at Brusly, Doiron said.

“We participated in all the conference calls and made all the preparations, but luckily nothing was needed,” she said.