Hurricane Issac: thousands still In the dark across Louisiana and Mississippi

September 3, 2012NEW ORLEANS – Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water. Most of those were in Louisiana, where utilities reported more than 100,000 people without power as of Monday morning. Thousands also were without power in Mississippi and Arkansas. Thousands of evacuees remained at shelters or bunked with friends or relatives. “My family is split up,” said Angela Serpas, from severely flooded Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish. Serpas and her daughter were staying with her in-laws while her husband and son were staying in Belle Chasse, a suburban area of the parish. “This is the second time we’ve lost our home. We lost it in Katrina,” she said. Meanwhile, inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are out trying to get a handle on losses. Residents can apply for grants to get help with home repairs and temporary housing, among other expenses. President Barack Obama was to visit Louisiana on Monday, a day ahead of the Democratic National Convention. He will meet with local officials, tour storm damage, and view response and recovery efforts before addressing reporters at Saint John the Baptist Parish, the White House said. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney visited the state Friday. Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, visited Bay St. Louis, Miss., and Slidell, La., on Sunday. “We are part of a team to make sure Hurricane Isaac is put to rest as soon as we can for all those affected,” Napolitano said. “In the meantime, please know all of us are thinking about those in Louisiana who are without their homes or without their businesses.” -HP
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6 Responses to Hurricane Issac: thousands still In the dark across Louisiana and Mississippi

  1. Luciano says:

    This reminds me of the remarks Job made to his friends, who were trying to convict him of sin, that God sends the hoarfrost to shut man indoors to make him consider his ways. Today all of us are in dire need to consider what kind of life are we living and what kind of goals we have. Does it include drawing nearer to God and embrace his holy will or is it unmitigated self indulgence? This leads me to the choices we face “before you are life and good death and evil, choose life that you may live. What ever you choose it will be given to you. Time for real soul searching and if possible a general confession as if it was your last day to live and then the judgement!

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  2. Korheg says:

    On the plus side, at least this put some water in the Mississipi which was drying up.

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  3. Skeptical citizen says:

    Who after losing one home to rebuilds in the same location? I cant understand why they dont relocate to higher ground? Eventually a earthquake will severely damage the levee system and before it can be fixed another big flood or storm will occur! What Then? If your living in a flood plain I recommend you go someplace with a higher elevation . Our build a sturdy house boat.

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    • Herkimer Diamond says:

      Any one who rebuilds should be mandated to rebuild on a raised platform. This is my opinion. This could save billions of dollars for up coming storms. Also if I were them I would purchase a army surplus duck vehical so it floats every time it the area floods. I would caution any one to buy a a cheap used vehical right now with out finding out where the vehical came from. Buying a vehical thats been under water could cost you a lot of future break down due to the electrical system corroding away.

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  4. TexasRedNeck says:

    Most people choose to stay where they have family and friends, we lost our home to Hurricane IKE in 2008 and rebuilt in the same place but we did make some changes “just in case”. It’s the old saying of “You can run but you can’t hide”, no one that I know moved and left the area because of a hurricane, what about blizzards, earthquakes or extreme heat and cold. I agree that some people are fighting a loosing battle when they live 8 to 10 feet below sea level, that makes sense to move or an active fault line. There’s danger everywhere you go, its about friends and family that makes a difference.
    God took care of everyone around here, we lost a lot but not each other. It may happen again or it may not.
    Trust in God, always. We’ve been through them before and we’ll go through them again. You can’t live in constant fear.

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  5. I know that at some times in history God chooses judgement on areas of the world. Although, I feel deeply for the people of New Orleans and pray for them I’ve heard that some very nasty, inappropriate things go on with the drunk who are passed out in the streets. Hopefully this is not to inappropriate to print and I am not saying that the rest of the world isn’t under God’s judgement during this day and age. He wants people to wake up, call unto Him, and come on their knees back to him.

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