Jourdan River Shores residents boat to their homes - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jourdan River Shores residents boat to their homes

KILN, MS (WLOX) -

People in Jourdan River Shores, once again, have to get around by boat instead of cars. Anything not moved to higher ground is somewhere under the water.

Residents estimate more than five feet of water covered the streets and flowed underneath houses on Wednesday.

Jan Breaux and her family weathered Isaac inside their home, which has a canal on two sides. While the water came up high, luckily it did not get inside.

"It's always hard. You watch the water and you look at it get to different levels. One minute you have nothing on the slab and then, literally, five minutes later you have six inches."

"We didn't think the storm was going to be as bad," Breaux said. But when asked if she would have stayed if she knew it was going to be this bad, she said, "That's a tough call, it's been very smooth so far. We are very well prepared."

Johnny Alison also opted to stay home. 

"I just took a boat and walked in the first night because it was only down to my knees and then by five that morning it was waist high."

On Thursday, his house was still surrounded by water.

Despite the high waters many residents took boats or even jet skis and waded waist deep to get to their homes to see what they could salvage.

"We didn't know what to expect, that's the reason we came and we wanted to see what happened, what it looks like, what kind of damage it had and we had close to five foot of water," Homeowner Kenny Fazzio said.

Despite the heartbreak and the mess bad weather creates for these residents, they all share the same feeling.

"We love it, we love it and it's not going to change," Breaux said.

Copyright 2012 WLOX. All rights reserved.

More on Isaac's Impact in Mississippi

Updated:

Hurricane Isaac: Viewer Photo Gallery Jourdan River Shores residents boat to their homes National Guard rescues residents in Hancock County Boats land on road around Pass Christian Harbor Tornado More>>

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Active shooter training session being developed by Allen Parish Sheriff's Office

    Active shooter training session being developed by Allen Parish Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-02-23 00:44:15 GMT
    Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (Source: Facebook)Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (Source: Facebook)
    Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (Source: Facebook)Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (Source: Facebook)
    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office is offering an active shooter preparedness program for businesses, schools, and residents. Recent threats to schools have raised concerns of people all across the country and in Southwest Louisiana. The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office addressed some of those concerns on its website:  As we watch the evening news and see the things that are happening around the world and our country, it is a growing concern as to when these situations will darken...More >>
    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office is offering an active shooter preparedness program for businesses, schools, and residents. Recent threats to schools have raised concerns of people all across the country and in Southwest Louisiana. The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office addressed some of those concerns on its website:  As we watch the evening news and see the things that are happening around the world and our country, it is a growing concern as to when these situations will darken...More >>
  • Congressman Clay Higgins weighs in on gun control debate

    Congressman Clay Higgins weighs in on gun control debate

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-02-23 00:20:37 GMT

    Is now a time for congress to act on gun control? In the aftermath of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many have called for congress to put an emphasis on more gun control in America to prevent another mass shooting.  Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins was in Lake Charles Thursday to speak to the Republican Women of Southwest Louisiana, and KPLC questioned him about whether the United States needs more gun control. Higgins said it's absurd to suggest mass shoo...

    More >>

    Is now a time for congress to act on gun control? In the aftermath of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many have called for congress to put an emphasis on more gun control in America to prevent another mass shooting.  Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins was in Lake Charles Thursday to speak to the Republican Women of Southwest Louisiana, and KPLC questioned him about whether the United States needs more gun control. Higgins said it's absurd to suggest mass shoo...

    More >>
  • New Dequincy Senior Center opening in March

    New Dequincy Senior Center opening in March

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:06 PM EST2018-02-23 00:06:12 GMT

    The Calcasieu Council on Aging says the opening of the new Dequincy Senior Center is set for Friday, March 16th, 2018 according to a news release. The center will be located at 500 S. Grand Avenue and is a partnership with JCE Healthcare Group, LLC and the City of Dequincy.  The hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 12 noon offering a wide variety of services to enhance the lives of the aging population. Life enrichment activities to promote social...

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Council on Aging says the opening of the new Dequincy Senior Center is set for Friday, March 16th, 2018 according to a news release. The center will be located at 500 S. Grand Avenue and is a partnership with JCE Healthcare Group, LLC and the City of Dequincy.  The hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 12 noon offering a wide variety of services to enhance the lives of the aging population. Life enrichment activities to promote social...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly