Roofing concerns during heavy rainfall - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Roofing concerns during heavy rainfall

June 26, 2006

Reported by Britney Glaser

When the rain poured down today across Southwest Louisiana, Sulphur resident Karen Hunott did not have to look out the window to see it fall.

"There's not hardly anywhere in my house you can walk where there's not water on the floor right now," Hunott said.  As she went from room to room to monitor the buckets she had put down to catch water, her friend Cheryl Vidrine came in with an armful of pots.  

In the kitchen, the bedroom and in the bathroom water leaked through Hunott's Rita-damaged roof. "We put tarps up there, but evidently the tarps are not holding it," Hunott said.

Unable to afford the pricey roof estimates, Hunott has been living with a tarped roof since Hurricane Rita hit.  "I'm sure there are others out there in this situation, and probably some worse," she said.

With the completion of Operation Blue Roof and the awaited arrival of Louisiana's Road Home Program, it's the time waiting for help that leaves many feeling hopeless.  Hunott added, "It's like there's all these numbers, but noone can help."

Some feel that tarping up is their only option.  Stine's Supervisor, Eric Lopez said that if area residents continue to depend on tarped roofs, there are a number of problems that can arise.  "Probably expect some leakage, dry-rotting, wind damage, things like that," Lopez said.  "Best case scenario, retarp or repair."  

Although tarps cannot serve as the permanent answer to roofing troubles, Lopez said that it is best to use some form of covering until more permanent repairs can be made.

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