Just talked to my brother. He ives in Laplace. They were told to stay because they had no flooding in the area and the officials actually downgraded the flood potential to nothing. And the worst of the rains had passed.
Then an hour later, they were standing in water that was rising so fast they had 10 minutes to get out. They have two dogs who got in the truck, but the cats panicked and scattered. Kenny figured they could get on top of things and would do ok. So they turned their attention to Blossom the Pig. Blossom was in sheer panic and would not allow herself to be put in the truck. She hates riding anyway.
The water was nearing their knees in the next 10 minutes and they knew if they didn’t move at that moment they would not get the vehicles out. So they had to leave Blossom behind.
Just now, Kenny was calling from the house, he found her in her pighouse. She didn’t make it.
And there is three feet of water in their house. They stayed in Lafayette last night but have a friend who has an empty rent house they will use. He is trying to see what he can salvage, in a skiff, in his flooded house.
I cannot imagine.