"The place where I stay now; I wasn't staying there when it flooded in 2016, but it did flood. So, I am concerned.
Reporter: How much water did you get in 2016 do you know?
Douglas: I was told, It's a townhouse, so like the bedroom and everything is upstairs, but downstairs from the floor up the wall was about two feet. So, yeah, I'm a bit concerned. So like I was telling my son it's better to be safe than sorry."
9. Various of Kaci Douglas with her son and others filling sand bags
Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in what could be a long, slow _ and epic _ drenching that could trigger flooding in and around Baton Rouge.
Forecasters said Barry could bring 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 centimeters) of rain across a swath of Louisiana including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, as well as southwest Mississippi, with pockets in Louisiana reaching 25 inches (63 centimeters) of rain.
The storm could also shatter Baton Rouge's one-day record rainfall of 11.99 inches (30 centimeters) from April 14, 1967.
The Mississippi River is already running abnormally high because of heavy spring rains and snowmelt upstream, and the ground around New Orleans is soggy because of an 8-inch drenching on Wednesday.
In a neighborhood just a few hundred feet from the Amite River and a creek, Tiffany Favre and her son Brandon Favre used wooden blocks to lift a new couch off their den floor.
The '16 flood left 1 foot (30 centimeters) of water in her home, she said, and neighbors who stayed had to be plucked out by rescue helicopters.
Kaci Douglas and her 15-year-old son, Juan Causey, were among dozens filling sandbags at a fire station in Baton Rouge.
She planned to put the bags around the door of her townhouse. "I told my son it's better to be safe than sorry," she said.