So many tarps on those still standing. Hackberry. LAKE CHARLES, La. Finally, even after others had picked up, sold everything and left, they decided to stay put. Residents in Grand Lake, Louisiana, are packing up and evacuating as Hurricane Delta heads their way, check out amazing video from hurricane hunters as they fly their plane into the Before and after satellite images show widespread destruction from Hurricane Laura ... as the Category 4 hurricane came through Lake Charles, Louisiana. The house had to be gutted. CNN has obtained new satellite images from Maxar Technologies that are showing just how destructive the storm was. Residents have bought trailers and parked them in their driveways. The sound of workers nailing in their new roof on a recent Saturday morning was a sign of progress. Here's an interactive map and breakdown showing how it impacted each community in Cameron Parish. Haar: CT turning the COVID corner sooner than expected. A mobile home was thrown against a tree as Hurricane Laura hit the area Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Grand Lake. This drone footage over Grand Chenier provides an immediate look at the damage done by Hurricane Laura in August 2020. (KPLC) - Before hitting the road or hunkering down, many people spent the day outfitting their homes to withstand the storm. Aid efforts after Laura and Delta have only garnered about 25% of the volunteers and donations as other storms affecting the region, such as 2005′s Hurricane Rita, said Denise Durel, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwest Louisiana. Two people are dead after Hurricane Zeta made landfall in southeastern Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm Wednesday afternoon before passing over New Orleans. ... Grand Lake. She and her wife no longer have to go to the Civic Center just to get basics like drinking water or ice. A Facebook group set up after Hurricane Laura has become a lifeline for struggling residents. He returned Tuesday to assess the destruction Hurricane Laura had brought, but … Sherry Bourque enters the back yard of her fathers heavily damaged home, where she is living in a tent, in the aftermath of both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Southwest Louisiana man creates hay bale barrier to protect home from Hurricane Laura By Brady Renard | August 25, 2020 at 10:29 PM CDT - Updated August 26 at 5:55 AM LAKE CHARLES, La. Grand Lake School is a primary and secondary public school run by the Cameron Parish School Board with grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Every day, another house demolished. Romero and his family often took weekend trips to their camp in Grand Chenier. Sometimes he stays overnight with family or friends whose houses survived. The Rev. Cristin’s son, fiancé and 1-year-old son are now staying in a trailer that volunteers gave them. The sound of workers nailing in their new roof on a recent Saturday morning was a sign of progress. Ned Lamont, which will come as news to a lot of students and their parents around Connecticut. Hurricane Laura roared ashore in southwestern Louisiana on Aug. 27 as a Category 4 storm just south of Lake Charles. CORRECTS SPELLING TO CRISTIN, INSTEAD OF CRISTEN - Cristin Trahan looks at a new shower head and water heater, where she will take a hot shower for the first time since Hurricanes Laura and Delta, in a makeshift shower stall, where she now lives in a tent with her husband where their destroyed home once stood, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. This community called Grand Lake in Northern Cameron Parish (just 2.5 hours east of Houston) is not getting the attention of the larger areas like Lake Charles. / … Hurricane Laura was one of the most powerful storms to hit eastern Louisiana, becoming the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall since Betsy … Two-week old twins Lilly and Zoey lay in a bassinet as Hannah Bourque hugs church volunteers who brought Christmas presents to her son Conner, seated, outside the camper she is living in with her grandfather, while her mother lives in a tent in the backyard of their heavily damaged home, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. That's what happened to Cristin Trahan and her family. The effects of Hurricane Laura in Louisiana were extensive and historic. — Hurricane Laura hit the Louisiana coast late Wednesday night, bringing with it 150 mph winds and a deadly storm surge. In the early weeks after the first hurricane, she, her spouse, and three sons lived all together in the living room. 2. “It’s almost overwhelming by the time you get home," she said. Southwest Louisiana man creates hay bale barrier to protect home from Hurricane Laura Grand Lake native Richard Faulk built a hay bale barrier to … Hurricane Laura roared ashore in southwestern Louisiana on Aug. 27 as a Category 4 storm just south of Lake Charles. Laura thrashed through Louisiana with wind gusts of 137 mph in Lake Charles leaving a path of destruction in its wake and killed at least six people, but now the storm has been downgraded to a tropical depression as the city works to assess the … Damage from Hurricane Laura on August 27 in Grand Lake, Louisiana. Christi, center, and Brandy Monticello, walk through their heavily damaged and gutted home, with their son Brennan Ash, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. On Oct. 9, recovering residents watched as Category 2 Delta swept in just a few miles away. “Everybody’s fighting for the same contractors," he said. We’re doing it. (AP/Maxar Technologies) The Grand Lake High School area following Hurricane Laura's passage. On a recent day, he arrived at his property at 6 a.m. only to find that the contractor who was supposed to meet him there was a no-show. To make a donation in support of … Piles of debris still line the roads. A framed photo of Dewana Young and her husband Pete is seen, as they are dressed in Halloween costumes, as hurricanes Laura and Delta, in the aftermath of the two storms, in Grand Lake, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Katelyn Smith stands with her one year old son Ricky Trahan, III, as she prepares to change his clothes, as their family lives in a camper and tents where their home was destroyed, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. LAKE CHARLES, La. In the less-populated Cameron Parish on the Gulf of Mexico, many homes were simply erased by Laura. Janice Morgan, a church volunteer, hugs Conner Bourque as she arrives with Brenda Lee to bring him Christmas presents, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. According to Louisiana government figures, nearly 47,000 homes were damaged by Hurricane Laura, with about 16,000 of those in need of major repairs. “You do have to cry every once in a while just to let some emotions out.”. The fallen trees that carpeted neighborhoods have mostly been chopped up and hauled away, but the roofs they devoured are still covered in blue tarps. She said she is constantly aware of the things that she used to take for granted before Laura, such as being able to wash dishes in hot water so the grease actually comes off instead of cold water from an outside hose. (AP) — As southwest Louisiana recovers from the back-to-back hurricanes that hammered the region this year, signs of progress compete with lingering evidence of mass destruction. GRAND LAKE, La. Hurricane Laura came ashore bringing rain and high winds to … Hurricane Laura roared through southwestern Louisiana early Thursday morning, killing six and leaving behind a wide path of destruction. The mascot is a Hornet. “It’s been crazy.". It may have ‘spluttered and fluttered’ but this snow angel was... New restaurant, Pataka, brings vegetarian Indian food to New Haven, ‘I just wanted him gone’: Video of maskless man at Danbury Barnes and Noble goes viral, Bond raised to $2M for Guilford teen accused of attempted murder in Westport, Police: Suspect in CT UPS driver killing charged with murder, victim identified, Smith: That first step into a newsroom changed everything. Hurricane Laura hit Southwest Louisiana as a category 4 storm Thursday, August 27. LAKE CHARLES, La. Finally, even after others had picked up, sold everything and left, they decided to stay put. That's what happened to Cristin Trahan and her family. LAKE CHARLES - The Capital One Tower building in Lake Charles following Hurricane Laura in southwest Louisiana on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Now he commutes back and forth from Lafayette, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) away, where he and his wife are living in a hotel. But during her daily 45-minute commute from the trailer the family is living in to the hospital where she works as a respiratory therapist, she sees how much still needs to be done. Christy Monticello is thankful for the progress. It's still their home, after all. The staff served the Grand Lake Community with reading materials, fun and educational programs for children and adults, and computer services for two full years. (WBRC) - Hurricane Laura caused a great deal of damage and flooding across southwest Louisiana late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. A destroyed home is seen in the aftermath of both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Grand Lake, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Hurricane Laura roared through southwestern Louisiana early Thursday morning, killing six and leaving behind a wide path of destruction. When Hurricane Rita exited Cameron Parishon September 24, 2005, only three of Cameron Parish's six schools - Grand Lake School, Hackberry High School and Johnson Bayou School were still standing. Sherry Bourque walks to the tent she is living in, in the back yard of her fathers heavily damaged home, in the aftermath of both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. 2 months after hurricanes, Louisiana residents still hurting. The official site of Lake Charles, Louisiana The City of Lake Charles provides the following update for today, Saturday, October 10, 2020 City Hall and Other City Services: City facilities, including City Hall and the Transit Center will remain closed on Monday, October 12, 2020. Jon Shapley/Staff photographer Show More Show Less 2 of 137 This story has been updated to correct the first name from Brandy to Christy in the second paragraph. Ricky Trahan sorts debris from his destroyed home, where he now lives in a tent with his wife, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. In some areas, such as Johnson Bayou, Louisiana, to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier, Louisiana, the surge could rise to 20 feet. Wilfred Trahan remembers driving home for the first time after Laura and seeing every telephone pole for miles snapped at the base. CORRECTS SPELLING TO CRISTIN, INSTEAD OF CRISTEN - Cristin Trahan talks about her worries for a happy Christmas with little means, while conversing with Tiffany Theriot, a volunteer who started the charity Cajun Cafeteria, and who has been assisting Trahan's family, who live in a tent where their home once stood in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Like many homes, his two-story house looked OK from the outside but told a different story inside. The Associated Press — By REBECCA SANTANA - Associated Press. LAKE CHARLES, La. Associated Press Photographer Gerald Herbert contributed to this report. Katelyn Smith stands with her one year old son Ricky Trahan, III, as she prepares to change his clothes, as their family lives in a camper and tents where their home was destroyed, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. The hurricane … Trahan, who works at Chick-fil-A, washes her uniform and dries it by the warmth of a propane heater and a fan in her tent. Ricky Trahan sorts debris from his destroyed home, where he now lives in a tent with his wife, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Delta also ripped off the tarps that had gone up on roofs after Laura. A destroyed home is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Grand Lake, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Jack Corbella walks past his neighbor's destroyed home as he assists his other neighbor who just bought the property, after the original owner decided not to rebuild, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Grand Lake, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Grand Lake rallied from a 3-0 first-quarter deficit to advance to the semifinals where the Hornets will meet East Iberville, which beat Haynesville. Roofers work on the heavily damaged and gutted home of Christi and Brandy Monticello, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. “He kept our schools open,” said Gov. Linda Drounette, 78, drinks a cup of coffee while sitting on the frame of her front door, looking out to the debris left after Hurricane Laura on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. But during her daily 45-minute commute from the trailer the family is living in to the hospital where she works as a respiratory therapist, she sees how much still needs to be done. The data paints a picture of a surge that now appears to be waning, as hospitalizations and case rates start to decline. ET. So many tarps on those still standing. On Oct. 9, recovering residents watched as Category 2 Delta swept in just a few miles away. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. “It’s been crazy.". (KPLC) - This time last week people were boarding their windows and putting out sandbags getting ready for Hurricane Laura. We have an opportunity to make a huge impact on a small community in Southwest Louisiana that was devastated by Hurricane Laura. Conner Bourque reacts as he opens Christmas presents brought by church volunteers, where he lives with his family in a camper outside their heavily damaged home, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. A worker walks past a sign two weeks after Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, La., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. From August 27-31, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial damage assessment images in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. And that’s all we can do,” she said. She said she is constantly aware of the things that she used to take for granted before Laura, such as being able to wash dishes in hot water so the grease actually comes off instead of cold water from an outside hose. A recent posting asked for advice on keeping campers warm in winter or keeping mice out of trailers. Trahan, who works at Chick-fil-A, washes her uniform and dries it by the warmth of a propane heater and a fan in her tent. Christy Monticello is thankful for the progress. Provisions are piled on the floor of Dewana Young's heavily damaged home, in the aftermath of both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Grand Lake, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. The Category 4 storm made landfall in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, around 1 a.m. Thursday. Hurricane Laura, seen here by GOES EAST on August, 27, 2020, at 2 A.M. The Monticellos have since reached into their savings to buy a trailer and a truck to haul it so they have someplace to live while their house is being rebuilt. Roof after roof smashed. Two days after Hurricane Laura barreled through Louisiana in August, Tameka Nelson returned to her beloved daycare facility in Lake Charles to find it … “Everybody’s fighting for the same contractors," he said. They've struggled to keep the rain out of their tent. Hackberry High School. Initial estimates from disaster modeling firm Karen Clark & Co. put the combined insured U.S. losses from Laura and Delta at nearly $10 billion. Brandy and Christy Monticello struggled with the decision: Stay or go? She and her wife no longer have to go to the Civic Center just to get basics like drinking water or ice. Roofers work on the heavily damaged and gutted home of Christi and Brandy Monticello, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Godofredo A. Vásquez/Staff photographer Show More Show Less 65 of 137 The Grand Lake High School south of Lake Charles, in January. A warped ceiling fan hangs near a hole in the roof of Dewana Young's heavily damaged home, in the aftermath of both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Grand Lake, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. The bulk of those homes are in Calcasieu Parish, home to the state's fifth-largest city, Lake Charles, with 80,000 residents. A heavily damaged home and car sit unrepaired in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. … After a career that took her from being paid 35 cents a column inch to overseeing the editorial pages of two daily newspapers, columnist... Bailey: Plenty of questions for Cardona on future of schools. Sometimes he stays overnight with family or friends whose houses survived. Hurricane Laura caused severe wind damage to structures in Lake Charles, Aug. 27, 2020, in Louisiana. The second one just was an insult,” Monticello said. 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