Weary Louisiana residents flee waterlogged homes

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by khou.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 31 at 1:03 AM

HOUSTON – Hurricane Isaac left many parts of Louisiana submerged and residents frustrated.

Along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, thousands were evacuated in the town of LaPlace.

Sandy Jones spent the night in her attic.

“I had to leave my dogs and cat,” she said. “They told us they couldn’t bring it with us.”

On the other side of the lake in Slidell, people carried out what they could and left their flooded homes behind. Some people who lived higher up opted to stay.

KHOU 11 News spotted a man fishing off his two-story balcony. Most folks were flooded out by Katrina and it was happening again.

North in Tangipahoa Parish 50,000 people were told they had an hour and a half to get out because a dam was about to break.

On Thursday night the dam had held so far, because crews started releasing water.

Located south in Plaquemines Parish workers breached a levy to reduce pressure and lower flood waters. Folks in Louisiana were tired of the storms and tired of the pain they cause.

“I’m not coming back,” one woman said. “I can’t take no more hurricanes.”

The New Orleans Airport was scheduled to reopen Friday.

 

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