We dodged a bullet here in Houston with Hurricanes Marco and Laura. Twin terrors in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time…Yikes! Though the storms missed us by less than 100 miles, I’m sad to say our relatives in Lake Charles, Louisiana took a direct hit. My cousin Jon and his family evacuated to Texas for a few days. We got to spend some time with them before they headed home to assess the damage. Getting home was a chore in and of itself with all of the roadblocks, re-routes, and down power lines. What usually is a 2-hour drive home, ended up taking them over 10 hours. Nevertheless, the damage to their neighborhood was catastrophic.
Fences were down, trees were down, rooftops were blown into the streets, broken glass, and a ton of debris was all they could see for miles. Many lives were completely turned upside down by this horrific category 4 storm.