People living in northern Ascension Parish and southern Livingston Parish were busy this week cleaning up after seeing the worst of river flooding brought on by powerful rainstorms in the Baton Rouge area last week.

On Monday, many used boats to check on loved ones and to make trips for supplies they’ll need until floodwaters subsided.

In Ascension Parish, flooding was concentrated north of La. 42 and east of La. 431 but was largely contained to streets, gullies and sloughs known to flood and open land near Bayou Manchac and the Amite River.

Bayou Manchac crested Monday morning and began to drain off. Despite the lessened impact in Ascension, a few homes and businesses did receive water, like Amite River eatery and bar Fred’s on the River.