It was clear soon after the rain began to fall that this wasn’t just a normal storm.
“It was one of those weird events no one saw coming,” said Leland Sonnier, service center leader for Summit Electric Supply’s branch in Broussard, La., near Lafayette. “About an hour into it, you saw the water piling up about three inches an hour, and you knew this wasn’t a traditional type of rain. This was something totally different.”
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