As heavy rains continued to pour in the Lake Charles area, State Fire Marshal officials led power to the heavily flooded area to help and evacuate residents.
At about 7:45 p.m. Monday, officials said they received nearly 30 rescue and evacuation requests after severe weather, between 6 and 15 inches of rain in parts of Calcasieu district and state fire service Jefferson Davis. Louisiana dispatched two dozen personnel on nine boats, the agency said in a tweet.
Two dozen SFM agents, along with nine ships, have been stationed to the Lake Charles area to aid Lake Charles FD in dealing with the floods. In the last hour this has included nearly 30 rescues / evacuation requests, please keep southwest Louisiana residents in your thoughts for the night. pic.twitter.com/NH8t9MEfT2
̵1; Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (@LAFIREMARSHAL) May 18, 2021
Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter said Monday’s floods had damaged hundreds of homes, some of which were still severely damaged by Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta last year. Last
“The number of flooded houses in the city cannot be determined. But it will certainly be in hundreds, ”said Hunter,“ and I believe we will have more homes flooded in Lake Charles from this rain than we received from Laura. Delta
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The region is under a flash flood warning and parts of southwest Louisiana face a tornado warning on Monday.
Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in response to extreme weather that will travel to southeastern Louisiana, making it more likely for road and flash flooding and at risk. Little to the bad weather