by toogie 11 Oct 2020

Hello Cuties! How good it is to be here with my friends!

I decided to start another post, because I had a few pictures and also so you wouldn’t have to go through already read comments and post. If you haven’t read the first , link is below.
I called to check on hubby’s sister and 84 yr old husband. They were ok but when we were talking I told him this. The reporters were saying the eye was disorganized so it would be very little behind it. Well after an hour of total silence were knew we had been in the eye so we went to bed at 11pm.
At 2 am I was awakened by my bedrooms walls popping, sounding like they were cracking. Then it felt like our roof was lifting. I don’t know if I imagined it because I wasn’t fully awake or because the winds and gust were so strong. I told BIL I didn’t think it was suppose to be anything after the eye according to reporters. He said They Lied!😉😳 we didn’t get much rain with the winds but the backside was worse as far as winds than the front. The front of the eye gave us most of the water.
Here’s my front yard when we first started getting rain Friday morning- we got rain Thursday too about 4 inches- not bad at my house. Hubby always parks our vehicles away from the house and large trees. We’ve seen where people have lost their vehicles along with their house when they stay in carport or garage.😩can you see the large tree that blew down at my neighbors?pic #5 and 6 morning after storm. Look in 6 pic at tree tops. They have been permanently swayed from hurricanes before.
The other pictures are places nearby. 8&9 are pictures of young couples house and garage who used to babysit Nora.
#10 Four lane highway closed for miles
11 is the road I take to my traveling niece’s house, Eraine. She took this picture from her side of bridge. (There is a bridge in there😳) We rode late yesterday afternoon thinking the water may have gone down but there are curves before we get to the bridge. My husband was going slow. Even though we knew the bridge was further up. We started around a curve and we were in water! The thing Eraine and both of us couldn’t understand there were no blockades, no road closure signs! We were expecting it and still were into it before we realized. What about those that didn’t realize?😳 we both tried to call DOT she is in one parish, me the other as bridge is the parish or county line. All we got is fast busy signals as I’m sure landline phones were out.


by kustomkuddle 13 Oct 2020

I am so glad you are safe Toogie. I did not realize that you were right in the path of the hurricane. Prayers and hugs being sent.

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toogie by toogie 14 Oct 2020

This one is gone but the aftermath will be here a while. Recovery is slow and with Covid....

by airyfairy 13 Oct 2020

Thank goodness you are safe. Weather can really be very frightening.
Thank you for the interesting pictures.

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toogie by toogie 14 Oct 2020

Yes bad weather Is scary.

by pennyhal2 12 Oct 2020

Those photos are very scary! I'm glad that you and your loved ones are safe. I have no clue how you can even prepare for such an horrific event. Does anyone build their house on stilts? or cement blocks? It's always is so fantastic how people come together to help each other in such devastating events. Your photos are worth a thousand words. Seeing it really brings home the seriousness of this event.

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toogie by toogie 14 Oct 2020

I was watching a you tube video of the aftermath of Delta in Cameron parish. Yes people do build on stilts. It helps save from the water. Then there is the wind. On the video though, there is a house on stilts or there was. The frame is the only thing left on the stilts. Wind was the worse at my house even though it dumped a LOT of water.

by sebsews 12 Oct 2020

Great pictures and I am glad you and family are safe! So it is now October, do you expect any more hurricanes? I still remember the sound of the winds during a hurricane.

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toogie by toogie 12 Oct 2020

Oh gosh! I don’t want to even think about them next ones’ right now but hurricane season is not over. Hopefully there won’t be any though. Need to get things cleaned up before winter sets in. Church groups are good to help a lot by just coming in and tearing walls out to the studs, packing furniture to the curb for trash pick up, etc. They come from different states and we appreciate any help. Older people or people live alone especially need the help. Yesterday a volunteer group called The Cajun Navy were still rescuing people out of flood waters here.

by 02kar Moderator 12 Oct 2020

I am sooo glad to see you and your family are through all Delta threw at you and already picking up the pieces. My prayers have now turned to recovering from this. The people of Panama City, Florida are still recovering from Hurricane Michael 2 years ago. So I know from experience prayers are still needed It's amazing to me how quickly it can flood and how slowly our wetlands and rivers return to their normal banks. And the scary thought is this folks. Hurricane season doesn't end until the end of November. So please keep prayers up and running.

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toogie by toogie 12 Oct 2020

Unfortunately Karen you are right. The season is longer this year. Recovery is slow. First of all, the water needs to go down. Insurance adjusters have to come in. All that ‘paperwork’ is slow. FEMA helps sometimes but then again the wheels are slow. In the meantime people are still trying to work their jobs and deal with all this. Families are separated because maybe their home isn’t livable. You know all this but others may not realize the hardships and devastation a hurricane gives you. I remember going back to Ashley’s during Katrina. We went through the town NORTH of her house and where homes had been were like toothpicks. The wood was splintered so much. I was bracing myself for what we would see when we got there. She had roof damage but houses there were destroyed too. Her room at the end of her carport was flooded but not the house. She was blessed.

by lbrow 12 Oct 2020

Had prayer all who had been in harm's way at church yesterday. I am PTL for no bodily harm to you and yours. Your home still stands.

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toogie by toogie 12 Oct 2020

Yes my home is good. We do have a water spot that showed up on our living room ceiling, so we have a roof leak that will need repair. Thank you for continued prayers and those of your church. Tell the girls hello!

by mrskiki 12 Oct 2020

Oh Toogie, you and the whole area has been in my prayers for a while now. Hope all are safe. Has power been restored? How about Avery's family? Thanks for the pictures. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 12 Oct 2020

Avery and her family are good. Graysons back at work. Ashley was suppose to go to Baton Rouge Wednesday to speak to the house and senate about restrictions regarding Avery, but the Senator’s aid called today. Ashley may not need to go. They believe the bill will pass. I’m glad but also relived I didn’t have to go stay with Avery. Ever since Avery coded I almost have anxiety if I’m asked to keep her.

Power is on in some places. Those still underwater or trees on lines don’t have any until water goes down and trees removed. All of my immediate family have power. Eraine, my travel niece, my sister, a nephew and BIL are are still without power, though.

by sewtired 11 Oct 2020

All I have to add to others comments is wow Toogie, so glad you were spared.Prayers are with those who weren't. Oh, and thanks for the pictures. Let's hope this is the last for this season.

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toogie by toogie 12 Oct 2020

We were under voluntary evacuation. Parishes or counties below us were Mandatory evacuation. I believe if anything good came out of Katrina & Rita is that people take evacuation orders seriously. No material possession is worth losing your life or the lives of your family. There is not a thing you can do to stop it from taking your home & your life if you stay. Even though there was a mass exodus from Katrina too many stayed and too many lives were lost.

by graceandham 11 Oct 2020

Toogie, These pics are soooo scary. My sister still talks about the sounds in her walls during Hugo and I think that was 25 years ago.

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toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

I know it's not something you live through and forget.
One of our nieces Sheila, told me when Laura came through 6 weeks ago, her husband went to bed. She said she heard the tornado coming and ran and woke her husband. She said by the time she got him awake he asked her, what did she want him to do about it, she said it was over. The next morning they had a strip through their property where trees were down and a top broke out of a big tree in the yard. She said she had heard it cracking but at the time wasn't sure what it was or where it was.
I told her my dad and I slept through hurricane Audrey and it put a tree on our house! I was young but he was like Sheila's husband, there is not a darn thing you can do to stop it.

by shirley124 11 Oct 2020

Wow. Pleased you are all safe. Feel for the ones that have not faired as well as you. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

I know Shirley my heart aches for them.😢

by pennifold 11 Oct 2020

WoW! what awesome pictures. Storms can do so much damage and hopefully the water subsides soon. Thank God you are alright Toogie, keep safe and dry! Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

It’s so many rivers and bayous the water is still rising in some places. The road from the interstate here, my daughter drove home on yesterday from Mississippi, is now closed because of rising water.
I figured we would be ok with water because we have fairly good drainage and not near a creek or waterway. We got 14 inches! The wind was the real threat. I did not sleep after I woke up at 2 am until winds seemed better between 4 and 5 am.

by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Oct 2020

I am so glad you are OK. !!!!!!

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toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

I am so Thankful! And glad too!!!🥰

by asterixsew Moderator 11 Oct 2020

Toogie it all looks so wet. I know that you will all recover but it looks and sounds pretty horrific. Anyway this storm is over and hopefully the rest of the family are OK

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toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

Everybody good, sister and niece still without power. I hope it won’t be as long to restore power as last time, because they were out for weeks with Laura😩

by dailylaundry 11 Oct 2020

Wow, some pictures!! Yup, the winds from the back of the eye is usually worse. People use to get lulled into thinking the storm was over and then get blasted with terrible wind! I am so happy you and your are safe!!! Hugs, Laura

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toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

I know Laura, that’s what usually happens but weather reports were telling us, because the eye was disorganized, not tight or well defined, there was nothing showing on their radar/ instruments behind it! We were caught unaware with those gust. I think gusts are worse than steady blowing although I’m not ready for another go round of either! Our instruments at Lake Charles were knocked out when Laura hit, so readings were remote, from my understanding but not sure exactly how it works. Just glad it’s over.

by rescuer Moderator 11 Oct 2020

Wow!! I am so glad you glad you made it through!! The west could have used all that rain--if it were spread out over more days.
Thank you for the update and all the pictures.

toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

It lasted long enough for me!
I asked my daughter about Adam and Jen who live in Creole. Creole took the direct hit by Delta coming onshore there. She told me They had evacuated to Texas for Delta. They were still awaiting insurance from Laura so had not even started to rebuild. Adam had taken pictures of mud in their house up to top of washing machine. Nothing salvageable😩

toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

From Laura.

rescuer by rescuer 11 Oct 2020

I am so sorry! Mother nature can be vicious!

toogie by toogie 11 Oct 2020

I hate it for them too, a young family with kids.