Structures repaired after the hurricanes have been damaged once again, and the debris that remained has iced over. On her third day without water and power, resident Cherrelle King expressed her frustration.
“The hurricanes did quite a number on our family home,” King said. Her family fled to Texas at the time, paying for hotel rooms and other necessities until their shared savings ran low. When they returned to Lake Charles, they spent weeks without electricity. “Just when things were getting back to normal, here comes this winter storm that left us without any water or electricity for the past few days,” she said.