Southwest Louisiana still picking up pieces after back-to-back hurricanes

Butters said the family has a contractor to start the repair work, but is waiting for the insurance companies to pay, frustrating and slowing the process. Even in late October, there was a large pile outside the house of coolies, insulation, sofas and other furniture that they had lost while patrolling.

“We’ve prepared ourselves to be out of the house for probably a whole year,” she said.

Butter said that despite knowing that many families are in a situation where her own condition is very bad, she inspires him to come to the relief center every day and help.

The back-to-back storm only worsened the Kovid-19 crisis

City Administrator for Lake Cards John Cardone previously told NBC News that about 95 percent of the city’s buildings sustained some sort of damage, ranging from complete demolition to leaking roofs.

Between the two storms, nearly 2,800 residential structures (including single-family dwellings, mobile homes and apartments) were destroyed, more than 7,120 were major damage, more than 17,300 suffered minor damage, and 13,552 were affected in all other Calakeshi parishes. According to officials.

“There is only so much need in this area that we don’t want people to forget it,” said Butters. “Many families don’t have insurance and need to rebuild their homes and need assistance. We just want to know that people know what they feel. It’s the whole area that still needs to be recovered. Trying. “

Dural said that before the economic catastrophe brought the coronovirus epidemic and hurricanes into the area, “we actually had 46 percent of southwestern Louisiana people struggling to make ends meet.”

“So we moved to Kovid and now we have a double whammy of storms, so for those who struggled here, it’s even more massive and more.” “It’s just that bad because they were already in a bad place starting with hurricane season.”

Denise Dural talks to a resident in line at the Hurricane Relief Center. (Brian Tarnowski for NBC News)

Denise Dural talks to a resident in line at the Hurricane Relief Center. (Brian Tarnowski for NBC News)

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