Chad took this picture from the top of the 210 bridge this morning. He wasn’t the driver!
Chad is staying in the hotel in the back and to the let of the front hotel. I think the front hotel is Golden Nugget but I’m not sure. All of those have been built since I lived there.
My guess is that any lights are from generators. Chad’s hotel is using generators for power and they have big water trucks in to provide water. Can you imagine how much water it takes to run a hotel??
The sunrise, the calm water .. hard to believe the beauty provided by mother nature, as well as the tremendous destruction. Looking at that picture, it’s so hard to believe there’s so much damage there. Ten days after the storm and still no power to 97% of the Lake Charles area and that includes pretty much all of Calcasieu Parish. I believe a lot of the area does have running water now so that’s an improvement. Electricity will speed things up a lot but the energy company there isn’t very optimistic about getting it back on soon. They are saying they’re having to pretty much rebuild the entire grid.
Chad is saying he’s ready to be home but that isn’t happening soon either.