Re: Laura Update 09-14-20 Red Cross Status 08:00
I have received a couple of questions
regarding T.S. Sally and Laura response in Louisiana to
supplement the below. Sharing the answer in case others are
HUR Laura Louisiana Response:
Louisiana suffered to a greater extent than TX
did from the storm. This is to supplement the information
already provided and to answer the questions asked...
Hurricane Laura made landfall at 1 AM CT
Thursday morning, August 27, as Category 4 with windspeeds of
150 mph. Laura hit land near Cameron, LA. Parishes from the
southwest, central and north west Louisiana were impacted by
Laura. At least ten deaths were reported as well as widespread
Congregate sheltering and assisted with
government-funded non-congregate is being provided to more than
Detailed Damage Assessment (DDA) is
approximately 96% complete with current results > 7,500
Disaster Emergency Supplies have reached over
14,000 households and completed distributing supplies to
households impacted by wind/flooding.
Feeding has provided over 561,000 meals.
As always these larger disasters take a lot of
cooperation between Business, Government, and other
Non-Profits. Local, State, and Federal Government have been
very engaged. Power Companies, and other companies have been
very active in contributing to response and recovery. I am just
snap shoting our contribution, and many times it is in
conjunction with great partners!
TS Sally -
This is also part of the same area command with coverage in Louisiana and Mississippi - We have pre positioned manpower and resources, but will have to lock down for safety as indicated below. By including this operation in area command we should also be able to shift resources as needed assist in this new threat, while maintaining focus on clients and evacuees already in need.
On 9/14/2020 8:37 AM, Kevin McCoy wrote: