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Monday, September 26, 2005

Hurricane Rita and Lake Charles, La.

It's rather amazing that the news seems to ignore Lake Charles, La. because it only has a population of 75,000, yet this is one of the hardest-hit areas. Rita has caused much havoc. There is flooding, trees and power lines are knocked down, roads are closed and the people are not allowed back in to the city. There is also a curfew from 7pm to 6am. If it wasn't for a local news station, KPLC, no one would know anything!

If you live in Lake Charles or have family there, like I do, then here's a link that will provide much information.


Major Brown in Lake Charles said, "Lake Charles has lost electricity and water, and it will be some time before these services are restored.  Temperatures reaching the high 90s coupled with high humidity make life very unpleasant to those already in distress."

Mayor Randy Roach says there is extensive wind damage and that it is practically impossible to get through the city.  Storm surge is still a problem.  Bord du Lac Drive is flooded over onto Lakeshore Drive.  The Mayor urges people to not drive at all in the city at this time.  Buses to temporary shelters will be picking people up at the Civic Center between 2 pm and 3 pm.  Lake Charles residents should boil all water until further notice.

Also, power is not going to come back on for weeks, plus I found this quote, "We are going to err on the side of safety." They DO NOT have dates set for entrance into Calcasieu Parish.  "It is not safe to come back yet."

So, c'mon CNN and FoxNews, and all those other big stations! Let's have some coverage and photos here. Lake Charles has evacuated and these people need updates too!


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