USA Today reports:
Mayor Tim Kerner said much of the Town of Jean Lafitte, a community of 2,000 people just outside Jefferson Parish levee protection system, was underwater. Kerner told WGNO the levees were overtopped by rapidly rising water. Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng told the station that “people are in attics in Lower Lafitte.”
“Total devastation, catastrophic” Kerner said. “This is a very dangerous situation. I’ve never seen so much water in my life. We’ve lost our school and everything … People’s lives are I believe at stake now.
Kerner said the water swept over a 7.5-feet-high flood wall protecting the town, leaving some people at the mercy of the rushing water. When the weather breaks “we are going to send an army to them,” he said.
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— Susan Roesgen (@SusanRoesgen) August 30, 2021
We are stuck on top of my grandma Rooftop. My phone on 7% I’m asking anyone please Let someone know where we are in Jean Lafitte this water is constantly rising I am scared for my life my kids the the rest of my family Father God please help! #HurricaneIDA #IDA #Louisiana
— Lil Sporty D™️ (@LilSportyD) August 30, 2021
1500 Lafitte Dr Laplace La
Grandfather ,uncle ,aunt and Four Kids are stuck. Tree is blocking them in. Tree has came down on the house. They need help getting out along with flooding !!! The car is also filling up with water !!!!!!!!!!#spreadtheword #help
— MAJひ⁶𓅓 ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ࡚ࠢ࠘ ⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘𐡏⁻ ⁻ (@ykmaj6) August 30, 2021
Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng: “Right now my concern is we’ve lost contact with Grand Isle… (And in) an area called Lafitte & lower Lafitte… the water is rising. People are in their homes and we’re getting reports of people with water up to their chest” pic.twitter.com/gbbcFTLnUw
— Caroline Kenny (@carolinerkenny) August 30, 2021
Team has made it to LaPlace and is commencing rescues ASAP 🙌
We are starting with known addresses where someone is in the attic, then going door-by-door.
Sending more teams via the same route.
— CrowdSource Rescue (@cs_rescue) August 30, 2021