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Bone chilling tweets from LaPlace. People (Original Post) Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 OP
Why didn't they leave? Or is there something I am missing..... secondwind Aug 2021 #1
Heart? Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #4
It takes money to evacuate. Many of these folks are very poor Arazi Aug 2021 #5
Saw a few addresses, not too bad... LeftInTX Aug 2021 #9
Why don't municipalities in hurricane zones have contingency plans for those who do not have smirkymonkey Aug 2021 #11
I looked at the neighborhood...almost every house has a vehicle or two LeftInTX Aug 2021 #14
Impossible at times due to highway cogestion. colorado_ufo Aug 2021 #23
That's exactly right. LisaL Aug 2021 #27
Maybe because they couldn't afford to /nt wackadoo wabbit Aug 2021 #7
Lack of resources, lack of a place to go, difficulty in moving certain family members, other family WhiskeyGrinder Aug 2021 #29
Thank you. Treefrog Aug 2021 #32
There's people who are just plain stupid Elessar Zappa Aug 2021 #33
LaPlace is pretty far inland, and its parish, St. John the Baptist, was not under mandatory.... jpljr77 Aug 2021 #30
Yah gotta love people who live 2' above sea level riding out a Cat 4. NutmegYankee Aug 2021 #2
Especially when a storm surge of 9 to 11 feet is predicted. Then how many hours of steady hard rain littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #24
Oh no. At least this time help is there in FEMA. Vibes applegrove Aug 2021 #3
No rescues until tomorrow LeftInTX Aug 2021 #6
They are out there doing rescues, having to triage for most desperate, scores of scanner reports Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #10
I saw that...it's the Cajun Navy...who are private individuals LeftInTX Aug 2021 #12
Relatives are posting addresses on social media of family in need of immediate rescue, local news Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #20
Levees overtopping, water flowing over, massive flooding, rescue requests Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #8
Wow... And these are time stamped @ 4 today? I dont Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #13
4 UTC is 11 pm local time, Laplace has people pleading for rescues, underwater, 10ft deep in houses Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #16
Thanks on UTC. Hoping today looks brighter,. Did they Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2021 #28
Cell phones just arent working in some areas, its gonna take time to assess with no comm Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #31
Thank you for letting people know. Solly Mack Aug 2021 #15
Nasty band of rain in that area right now... LeftInTX Aug 2021 #17
Laplace basically getting overflow from Lake Pontchartrain Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #21
A sheriff went door to door last night in Jefferson Parish begging people to leave. They refused. appleannie1 Aug 2021 #18
Sad. mountain grammy Aug 2021 #19
Alot of times people don't leave because they wanna take care of things LeftInTX Aug 2021 #22
Many don't evacuate because it's a struggle getting back home after it's over. littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #25
Yeah, that's what I meant...you said it better than I! LeftInTX Aug 2021 #26
I hope they were all rescued LeftInTX Aug 2021 #34
Its not over, rescues are going on all over, multiple cell towers down, no power, no 911 Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #35
Thanks for the info LeftInTX Aug 2021 #36

LeftInTX

(26,284 posts)
9. Saw a few addresses, not too bad...
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:30 AM
Aug 2021

Homes look like 1980's built starter tract homes but not I would not consider them to be very poor....Plenty of cars....
Most appear to be 3 bedroom, 2 bath single garage homes..A few streets have duplexes.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
11. Why don't municipalities in hurricane zones have contingency plans for those who do not have
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:37 AM
Aug 2021

transportation or places to evacuate to during big hits like this? Nobody should be left behind who doesn't want to stay behind. There should be a way to evacuate everyone and get them to a safe shelter. This is bullshit!

colorado_ufo

(5,783 posts)
23. Impossible at times due to highway cogestion.
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 01:32 AM
Aug 2021

Lack of fuel. Invalids and handicapped and elderly being cared for at home. Hotels full and can't afford. No place to go. Family in hospitals. Emergency workers. Many reasons!

MASSIVE undertaking, trying to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people, and on short notice.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,739 posts)
29. Lack of resources, lack of a place to go, difficulty in moving certain family members, other family
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 08:39 AM
Aug 2021

or friends who can't evacuate need them, too many people rely on them, they can't leave their job/need to be on call, etc. If you think people *want* to ride out a hurricane and struggle through the immediate aftermath, then yes, you're missing quite a bit.

Elessar Zappa

(14,319 posts)
33. There's people who are just plain stupid
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 09:59 AM
Aug 2021

and stay to “protect” their house. My uncle was one of those in a previous hurricane. He’s a Lt. Colonel, very well off. He stayed to “protect his home from black looters”. No sympathy for people like that.

jpljr77

(1,004 posts)
30. LaPlace is pretty far inland, and its parish, St. John the Baptist, was not under mandatory....
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 08:51 AM
Aug 2021

evacuation orders. That parish had voluntary evacs in certain areas.

This hurricane behaved much, much differently than most. First, it was very powerful to begin with. But it was strengthening at landfall and then it took 10 whole hours after landfall before it started dying. And it stalled. It's bad news for that area.

littlemissmartypants

(23,231 posts)
24. Especially when a storm surge of 9 to 11 feet is predicted. Then how many hours of steady hard rain
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 01:42 AM
Aug 2021

To add to it. I hope folks will be okay but realistically, I doubt it.

 

Shanti Shanti Shanti

(12,047 posts)
20. Relatives are posting addresses on social media of family in need of immediate rescue, local news
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 01:02 AM
Aug 2021

Could be awhile, maybe if rain stops levees will stop overflowing and waters wont rise anymore

 

Shanti Shanti Shanti

(12,047 posts)
8. Levees overtopping, water flowing over, massive flooding, rescue requests
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:30 AM
Aug 2021

Spotr 4 miles WNW of NORCO, LA @ 03:49 UTC FFlood>-Houses in this area are dislocated due to extreme flooding. Dozens of homes with people on rooftops seeking assistance. We are on a boat attempting rescues.

Spotter Network Inc Spotter Network Inc (@spotternetwork) August 30, 2021



Spotr 2 miles NE of LAPLACE, LA @ 04:04 UTC Flood>-6-7ft of water over I-10 immediately west of I-55 interchange. HWY 51 and surrounding areas submerged. Numerous 18 Wheelers stranded, water up to middle of cabs
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The mayor of Lafitte, Louisiana, says that 200 people are stranded and are in imminent danger after levee overtopped. (Via WGNO)

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
13. Wow... And these are time stamped @ 4 today? I dont
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:40 AM
Aug 2021

Know where Norco is. Can't believe I-10 6-7 ft under water

LeftInTX

(26,284 posts)
22. Alot of times people don't leave because they wanna take care of things
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 01:20 AM
Aug 2021

When you leave and if you come back to a mess, well you're home is a mess etc...

My sister evacuated for Rita and regretted it...
She stayed for Ike

It's always a gamble...

littlemissmartypants

(23,231 posts)
25. Many don't evacuate because it's a struggle getting back home after it's over.
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 01:50 AM
Aug 2021

Add three or four days of being away from home to a week or more of no power, road washouts and closures. It's a nightmare trying to get home. If you do have money for gas to get away you don't always have money for hotels or whatever shelter you need for who knows how many days. The logistics aren't that cut and dried. I hope your sister is safe now. ❤

LeftInTX

(26,284 posts)
26. Yeah, that's what I meant...you said it better than I!
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 02:14 AM
Aug 2021

I heard stories of people driving back and getting stuck because they couldn't get in their neighborhood...

Add to it, possible damage to your home and you can't put a "blue tarp" up...stuff like that....

My sister now lives in a senior high rise. Her husband died in 2013. Her home had water damage due to drainage issues, so she sold it. She moved into some apartments, but those got flooded during Harvey. So, she picked up and moved into a high rise....It isn't cheap though...

 

Shanti Shanti Shanti

(12,047 posts)
35. Its not over, rescues are going on all over, multiple cell towers down, no power, no 911
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:14 AM
Aug 2021

I'm watching local NOLA news streaming live, the damages are widespread, power lines down everywhere, impossible to contact anyone for many people

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