Mopping up from Laura, preparing for Sally

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Convoy of Hope (relief ministry)Relief organizations that continue to help hurricane victims in Louisiana are set to do the same with another hurricane set to hit the Gulf Coast in the next few hours.

Hurricane Laura visited Lake Charles, Louisiana, less than three weeks ago, wreaking havoc as it moved further inland. Convoy of Hope immediately started moving truckloads of supplies into the region. Stacy Lamb, senior director of U.S. disaster services for the relief ministry, is in Lake Charles and tells OneNewsNow that some restoration will take several years – but power has been restored in many of the outlying areas.

"I think at one time around the state there were upwards of half a million people without power, and fortunately that has come down significantly," he shares. "I think here in the greater Lake Charles area that's down to just under 50,000 now, which is a lot of progress."

Convoy of Hope, which is based in Missouri, has sent truckloads of relief supplies to minister to the victims of Laura.

"We've brought just under two-million pounds of supplies into our base site here in Lake Charles – and then those supplies are distributed not only here in Lake Charles, but [also] to … about 15-20 other surrounding communities that were affected," Lamb describes.

Now, Convoy of Hope and other organizations such as Eight Days of Hope are getting ready for Hurricane Sally. Lamb says his organization is already ready to fully respond and may use Lake Charles as a continuing base to meet the needs of victims of both storms.

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