Lar charges, la. (AP) – The long and dark recovery of the Louisiana coastline devastated by Hurricane Laura began over the weekend as thousands of people still face the possibility that basic services may not return for weeks or more without water and electricity. The death toll has risen to at least 14.
More corpses emerged in Louisiana and neighboring Texas a day after the hurricane hit the Division 4 storm. The dead included five people who fell from a tree and drowned in a boat. Eight people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to unscheduled operation of three generators inside a pool hall in Texas, where authorities say the owner allowed seven Vietnamese shrimp boat workers and homeless men to take refuge. The condition of the other four is critical.
The lack of agencies needed to evacuate many people eager to evacuate was fatal.
Chad Peterson planned to climb a window and head to Florida. “There is no energy. There is no water, there is no benefit,” he said.
With serious caution and thousands of people fleeing the Gulf Coast returning home without roofs, the roads are blocked by debris and there is a possibility of a drastic recovery that could take months.
Lawrence “Lee” Fock returned to a roofless house in the hard-damaged Cameron Parish, which was surrounded by a downpour of electricity. His metal storage building, 24 feet square, was dumped in neighboring oak trees.
“We need help,” Fock said. “We need ice, water, blue tarps – whatever you want to be associated with the storm. Like two hours ago. “
The White House said President Donald Trump would visit the region on Saturday and conduct a damage survey.
A city of 60,000 inhabitants that suffered only the worst damage, driving to Lake Charles alone was an achievement. Power lines and trees have blocked the way or created one-lane roads that drivers have to deal with incoming traffic. Road signs dropped or hung from their perch, and no stoplights worked, making it a faith practice to share the streets.
Mayor Nick Hunter warned that there was no timetable for power recovery and that water-treatment centers had “struck a blow” resulting in a trickle of water coming out of most of the taps. “If you go back to Charles Lake to make sure you understand the reality above and it’s ready to live for several days, maybe a few weeks,” Hunter wrote on Facebook.
Utility truck convoys were seen in the scorching heat on Friday with tidal surges, complicating recovery efforts.
Forty nursing homes were also dependent on generators, and an assessment is underway to determine if more than 860 residents who removed 11 facilities could return. Water segregation remains a major problem in the evacuated facilities, the Louisiana Department of Health said.
Meanwhile, hurricane remnants threatened to bring floods and tornadoes to Tennessee as a storm, now that it is a tropical depression, flowing north. Forecasters warned that the system could once again intensify a tropical storm after returning to the Atlantic Ocean this weekend.
After the storm, in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, there were no more than 1,000,000 homes and businesses, according to Poweroutage.us, tracking utility reports.
The Louisiana Department of Health estimates that more than 220,000 people were without water. These services may take weeks or months to recover, and complete rebuilds may take years.
Ira Liles returned to find that a parlor house called Lake Charles Saloon in her suburbs had survived the slightest damage, but her home had been destroyed.
“It tore the front part, tore the front part of the roof, grabbed the trailer of my camp and hit the side wall and the side wall fizzled out.” “I think it will wash out.”
Edwards called Laura, the strongest hurricane to attack Louisiana with a speed of 150 miles per hour (241 kilometers), surpassing Katrina, which was a Class-20 storm after hitting 2005-2005. He said Friday that officials now believe the UE was up to 15 feet high
More than 580,000 coastal residents have been evacuated as hurricanes gain strength in the Gulf of Mexico. Laura set a new record for the seventh U.S. hurricane to hit the U.S. this year, a U.S. landslide in late August. Lara hit the United States after killing about two dozen people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
On Charles Lake, Stanley and Dominic Hazelton’s front lawn, heavy machinery cut down the storm on the bathroom floor, dismembering tree limbs. The couple punctured a tree roof a few feet away from the place they were covering.
Sorry for staying.
“There are people without homes,” said Stanley Hazelton. “It simply came to our notice then. We will never do it again. We will never go through a hurricane again. “