Hurricane Isaac photos

From staff and wire reports

September 07, 2012 at 9:36 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Water flooded the grounds of the Pit Stop Petroleum station on Highway 90 in Luling. Despite the deluge, the station was open and serving gas on Thursday morning.
Water flooded the grounds of the Pit Stop Petroleum station on Highway 90 in Luling. Despite the deluge, the station was open and serving gas on Thursday morning.
The staff and friends of the Herald-Guide braved the hurricane winds and roamed the parish snapping photos of damage and destruction. Due to their persistence we were able to snap iconic photos of Hurricane Isaac’s wrath. All photos can be seen by clicking on the thumbnails below.

 

FIREWOOD ANYONE? Marine Veteran Rick Smith had a huge hackberry fall on his house in Willowdale and another fall on his boat. Still, he remained in good spirits as he hauled off the fallen mammoth limb by limb. “I’d rather be in the states chopping a tree
This home in Des Allemands received wind damage and high water after Hurricane Isaac passed through the area.
Water was still rising under the Des Allemands Bridge on Friday afternoon.
Entergy employees work to restore power to Willowdale on Monday afternoon.
Water flooded the streets and yards of Mimosa Park on Wednesday. Though street and yard flooding was extensive, the parish has official reports of only five homes flooding. None of those were in Mimosa.
On the Lafourche Parish side of Des Allemands, it was difficult to tell where business parking lots began.
Power poles on River Road in Luling were leaning on Wednesday due to high winds. A portion of the road was also shut down to traffic because of low hanging wires.
Mimosa Park in Luling suffered extensive tree damage, with fallen limbs blocking several roads in the area on Wednesday.
A Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development worker fixes the red light at the intersection of Willowdale Boulevard and Highway 90.
Evangeline Road in Montz was inundated with water on Friday, Aug. 31. Residents in the area also spent a week without power.
The parish assisted 311 people in evacuating to Hammond. During Hurricane Gustav in 2008, 1,100 people evacuated.
A St. Charles Parish Public Works employee fills a HESCO basket in Des Allemands on Monday before the storm.
     



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