‘Still standing:’ Louisiana residents begin lengthy recovery process after hurricanes Delta, Laura

Saturday was a day of clean-up across Jennings, Louisiana following Hurricane Delta’s unwelcome visit.

“When the wind shifted, after that eye passed we heard the tree hit the roof,” said resident Lisa Bourg.

For the Bourg family, this nearly 100-year-old tree was uprooted and came toppling over into a part of the family’s apartment home just behind their own house.

Considering it held up against Hurricane Laura, they never imagined it would come down during Delta.

“I think that if Laura did not happen, we probably would not have lost a tree. I think Laura started it all and Delta finished it,” she said.

Many others across the area also spent the day hard at work picking up following the storm.

“It’s a lot of work with all the branches in the trees. We’re still picking up from the first one,” said resident Michael Johnson.


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