Disasters | Some Louisiana residents face weeks of uncertainty during a pandemic
by Kim Henderson
Posted 8/31/20, 09:37 pm
Mary Sensat is quick to admit her mistakes. Seated in a plastic patio chair with her knock-off Crocs barely touching the ground, the 80-year-old said she knew she’d made a big one about 2 a.m. Thursday. That’s when Hurricane Laura roared over a closed portion of I-10 within sight of Sensat’s Lake Charles, La., home, rattling rafters, snapping trees, and landing her porch swing against a fence 20 yards away.
“The lights went out, and it was like we were in a barrel, being turned around and around,” she recalled. “I’ll never stay through something like that again.”