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Sun Aug 29, 2021, 10:43 PM

Bone chilling tweets from LaPlace. People

in attics with water rising. Elderly and adults and children - listing their addresses begging for help, for boats.

Hope like crazy water recedes asap.

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Reply Bone chilling tweets from LaPlace. People (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 OP
secondwind Aug 2021 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #4
Arazi Aug 2021 #5
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #9
smirkymonkey Aug 2021 #11
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #14
colorado_ufo Aug 2021 #23
LisaL Aug 2021 #27
wackadoo wabbit Aug 2021 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Aug 2021 #29
Treefrog Aug 2021 #32
Elessar Zappa Aug 2021 #33
jpljr77 Aug 2021 #30
NutmegYankee Aug 2021 #2
littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #24
applegrove Aug 2021 #3
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #6
Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #10
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #12
Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #20
Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #13
Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #16
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #28
Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #31
Solly Mack Aug 2021 #15
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #17
Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #21
appleannie1 Aug 2021 #18
mountain grammy Aug 2021 #19
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #22
littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #25
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #26
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #34
Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #35
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #36

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 10:50 PM

1. Why didn't they leave? Or is there something I am missing.....

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:10 PM

4. Heart?

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:20 PM

5. It takes money to evacuate. Many of these folks are very poor

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Response to Arazi (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:30 PM

9. Saw a few addresses, not too bad...

Homes look like 1980's built starter tract homes but not I would not consider them to be very poor....Plenty of cars....
Most appear to be 3 bedroom, 2 bath single garage homes..A few streets have duplexes.

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Response to Arazi (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:37 PM

11. Why don't municipalities in hurricane zones have contingency plans for those who do not have

 

transportation or places to evacuate to during big hits like this? Nobody should be left behind who doesn't want to stay behind. There should be a way to evacuate everyone and get them to a safe shelter. This is bullshit!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:40 PM

14. I looked at the neighborhood...almost every house has a vehicle or two

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Response to Arazi (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:32 AM

23. Impossible at times due to highway cogestion.

Lack of fuel. Invalids and handicapped and elderly being cared for at home. Hotels full and can't afford. No place to go. Family in hospitals. Emergency workers. Many reasons!

MASSIVE undertaking, trying to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people, and on short notice.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 01:16 AM

27. That's exactly right.

This hurricane also didn't give much time for a massive evacuation.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:27 PM

7. Maybe because they couldn't afford to /nt

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 07:39 AM

29. Lack of resources, lack of a place to go, difficulty in moving certain family members, other family

or friends who can't evacuate need them, too many people rely on them, they can't leave their job/need to be on call, etc. If you think people *want* to ride out a hurricane and struggle through the immediate aftermath, then yes, you're missing quite a bit.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #29)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 08:55 AM

32. Thank you.

 

Speaking from experience, the aftermath is the worst!

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #29)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 08:59 AM

33. There's people who are just plain stupid

and stay to “protect” their house. My uncle was one of those in a previous hurricane. He’s a Lt. Colonel, very well off. He stayed to “protect his home from black looters”. No sympathy for people like that.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 07:51 AM

30. LaPlace is pretty far inland, and its parish, St. John the Baptist, was not under mandatory....

evacuation orders. That parish had voluntary evacs in certain areas.

This hurricane behaved much, much differently than most. First, it was very powerful to begin with. But it was strengthening at landfall and then it took 10 whole hours after landfall before it started dying. And it stalled. It's bad news for that area.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 10:52 PM

2. Yah gotta love people who live 2' above sea level riding out a Cat 4.

Pure madness!

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:42 AM

24. Especially when a storm surge of 9 to 11 feet is predicted. Then how many hours of steady hard rain

To add to it. I hope folks will be okay but realistically, I doubt it.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:00 PM

3. Oh no. At least this time help is there in FEMA. Vibes

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:22 PM

6. No rescues until tomorrow

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:36 PM

10. They are out there doing rescues, having to triage for most desperate, scores of scanner reports

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:37 PM

12. I saw that...it's the Cajun Navy...who are private individuals

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:02 AM

20. Relatives are posting addresses on social media of family in need of immediate rescue, local news

Could be awhile, maybe if rain stops levees will stop overflowing and waters wont rise anymore

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:30 PM

8. Levees overtopping, water flowing over, massive flooding, rescue requests

Spotr 4 miles WNW of NORCO, LA @ 03:49 UTC FFlood>-Houses in this area are dislocated due to extreme flooding. Dozens of homes with people on rooftops seeking assistance. We are on a boat attempting rescues.

Spotter Network Inc Spotter Network Inc (@spotternetwork) August 30, 2021



Spotr 2 miles NE of LAPLACE, LA @ 04:04 UTC Flood>-6-7ft of water over I-10 immediately west of I-55 interchange. HWY 51 and surrounding areas submerged. Numerous 18 Wheelers stranded, water up to middle of cabs
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The mayor of Lafitte, Louisiana, says that 200 people are stranded and are in imminent danger after levee overtopped. (Via WGNO)

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:40 PM

13. Wow... And these are time stamped @ 4 today? I dont

Know where Norco is. Can't believe I-10 6-7 ft under water

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:48 PM

16. 4 UTC is 11 pm local time, Laplace has people pleading for rescues, underwater, 10ft deep in houses

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 07:36 AM

28. Thanks on UTC. Hoping today looks brighter,. Did they

Ever hear from Grand Isle?

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 08:28 AM

31. Cell phones just arent working in some areas, its gonna take time to assess with no comm

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:54 PM

17. Nasty band of rain in that area right now...

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:16 AM

21. Laplace basically getting overflow from Lake Pontchartrain

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:55 PM

18. A sheriff went door to door last night in Jefferson Parish begging people to leave. They refused.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:00 AM

19. Sad.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:20 AM

22. Alot of times people don't leave because they wanna take care of things

When you leave and if you come back to a mess, well you're home is a mess etc...

My sister evacuated for Rita and regretted it...
She stayed for Ike

It's always a gamble...

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:50 AM

25. Many don't evacuate because it's a struggle getting back home after it's over.

Add three or four days of being away from home to a week or more of no power, road washouts and closures. It's a nightmare trying to get home. If you do have money for gas to get away you don't always have money for hotels or whatever shelter you need for who knows how many days. The logistics aren't that cut and dried. I hope your sister is safe now. ❤

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 01:14 AM

26. Yeah, that's what I meant...you said it better than I!

I heard stories of people driving back and getting stuck because they couldn't get in their neighborhood...

Add to it, possible damage to your home and you can't put a "blue tarp" up...stuff like that....

My sister now lives in a senior high rise. Her husband died in 2013. Her home had water damage due to drainage issues, so she sold it. She moved into some apartments, but those got flooded during Harvey. So, she picked up and moved into a high rise....It isn't cheap though...

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 09:12 AM

34. I hope they were all rescued

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:14 AM

35. Its not over, rescues are going on all over, multiple cell towers down, no power, no 911

I'm watching local NOLA news streaming live, the damages are widespread, power lines down everywhere, impossible to contact anyone for many people

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #35)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:33 AM

36. Thanks for the info

Livestreams I found:



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