SLIDELL, LA. -- It’s a waiting game for many Slidell residents as they watch the rising water from the Pearl River.
Water has slowly been creeping up to Jeff Bruce’s back porch from Bayou Doubloon. He's concerned it could reach his home next.
“Over the last few hours we have seen the water continue to come up and up and now it's by the pool,” he said. “Hopefully, it won't get into my house.”
He said in a matter of hours his backyard was swamp water.
“We figured it would be pretty bad and until you go through it, you really don't know what to expect,” Bruce said.
Not too far away, Hilary Borderline's backyard bears a striking resemblance. Her boat dock is completely underwater and due to flooding on the other side of the creek, a wild boar popped up in her next door neighbor’s house.
She's been watching areas around St. Tammany flood and knew it was just a matter of time.
“So much attention has been on Covington and we have been waiting,” said Borderline. “We don't know if this is the max. We don't know if we are going to see more. (The water) is moving so slowly.”
The Pearl River crested at 20 feet near Pearl River, and flood waters have been making its way south.
Marilyn Wilson's subdivision saw serious flooding during Hurricane Isaac. She hopes this situation won't be as bad.
“I'm concerned because it was like a half an inch of the house,” said Wilson remembering Hurricane Isaac. “If it is anything like that, then yes. I'm very concerned.”
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until Thursday evening.