Saturday, September 24

Mayor on CNN

In a brief telephone interview with CNN minutes ago, Mayor Randy Roach said Lake Charles, though battered and flooded, appears to have escaped “catastrophic damage” from Hurricane Rita.

However, Roach said the city has “extensive wind damage and some very, very extensive flooding.”

Roach said even though flooding was still a problem in places, the city was preparing to dispatch public works employees, firefighters and police officers to search for any survivors.

The city is also imposing a 7 a.m.-6 p.m. curfew.

Jeremy Harper
Staff Writer

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have there been any reports of damage in the peripheral cities of Lake Charles? I've only seen reports of LC directly, but what of Holly Beach residents, Westlake, Moss Bluff, Sulphur, and Vinton cities in particular. Any news on those and damages incurred?

Len in Los Angeles

Anonymous said...

My Father and Sister are in Moss Bluff and it appears to be in pretty good shape. They live near Sam Houston High School. I understand from flood reports that the areas near the river around Sam Houston park expect some flooding when the river crests this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious about the specifics of smaller communities. I live in Tennessee, but my family lives in Bell City and Hayes. I know it's not safe for crews to be out, but any info would be appreciated so we can pass it along to those who fled and don't have internet access. The national news seems more concerned that Galveston and Houston DIDN'T get hit than the fact that Cameron DID. So, your efforts are well appreciated and being watched all across the country.

From a former reporter who once interviewed for a job with you guys, I applaud your efforts to continue covering this. I know you're probably all tired and running on caffeine. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Any information about neighborhoods in lake charles will be VERY appreciate. I am mainly interested in the Gautier/Summerwood/Brookfield area, but I hope that EVERYONE is safe and on the dry side of the sea level.

Anonymous said...

thank you for the update about moss bluff. If you hear any more information please pass it on.

Arizona Cajun said...

My brother hooked up with the Fox news crew and got a quick phone call through on their satellite phone (cell phones still don't work in LC). Said our family's 3 homes (2 near Drew Park and 1 near McNeese) are OK - no flooding and no trees through the roofs. Hope this info helps someone.

gal328 said...

anyone know the condition of L'Auberge Du Lac hotel/casino in LC? It looked fine on a FOX report this am...

Arizona Cajun said...

L'Auberge Du Lac is where my brother met the Fox crew to make his phone call. If / when he calls again, I'll try to find out. Last video I saw on Fox had water standing in the parking lot. Unknown if its rain water or Prien Lake overflowing its banks.

Anonymous said...

Received a report from uncle who lives near Boy's Village west of town. His house survived with damage, but a tornado apparently destroyed the metal building next to the house. He also says many telephone poles were damaged in that area.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any information about the St. Louis High and LCB area? My mother lives there...

Anonymous said...

How is Enterprise Boulevard. My parents live at 1803 Enterprise Boulevard and they are in there. I cannot reach them. Please help.

gal328 said...

arizona cajun-thank you and would love anymore insight on L'Auberge Du Lac (LDL). Considering Fox is there, it can't be that badly damaged. It's a new property so I think it was bult to sustain shigh winds. Given how media loves to dramatize everything, I gotta believe the Fox guys would've shown damage if there was any. Keep me posted-thnx