Still recovering from Hurricane Ike - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Still recovering from Hurricane Ike

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Ike's floodwaters were far reaching from the gulf coast. Some Lake Charles homes flooded as well. One year ago, Randy Roberts and his family were fighting the flood waters of Hurricane Ike.

"The first thing you think is, let's see what we can save out of here" said Randy Roberts, one year ago.

Randy, his wife and son, spent their day saving as much as they could out of their home that was completely destroyed by water. But, one year later, to the day, they are taking it easy.

"Well, last year at this time you could have went swimming right here in the street, because the water was that deep. Now, we are going to someone's pool to go swimming," said Randy Roberts.

Ever since the hurricane Randy and his wife have been living in a trailer while their house is being rebuilt.

"We are getting it. We are going up higher so it will not flood again. Everything had to be done. We took it clear to the ground, the foundation came out, the brick came up. The house and everything will be upstairs," said Randy Roberts. 

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