Louisiana Parish Sheriff Drops Dire Warning, as Hurricane Laura Made Landfall Overnight

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, Nestor Serrano walks on the upstairs floor of his home, where the walls were blown off, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. More than a year after Hurricane Maria caught Puerto Rico's government wildly unprepared, officials acknowledge they still haven't come up with a plan to cope with the next such disaster and it's not clear when they will. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

 

Just a day ago, the Heartland Institute wrote in a RedState diary on how the mainstream media has already reported dishonestly on the two, Gulf of Mexico hurricanes that have either made landfall or are expected to this week. They were blaring stories claiming this would be the first time the U.S. has been hit by two, big storms simultaneously. It turns out that even the most cursory search yields many, many instances of two hurricanes hitting the U.S. mainland back to back.

But as coverage of Hurricane Laura — which made landfall in Louisiana overnight — has shown, even one is capable of considerable damage.

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As with tornadoes (those of us who grew up in the Midwest know that sound), you could hear the hurricane’s winds wailing like a furious banshee:

Luckily, preparations have been happening for days…

…starting with the Louisiana National Guard using massive sandbags to shore up levees on Sunday:

It’s all hands on deck; National Guard units from several states have been mobilized to LA:

Reporter Kayla Green drew on facts about previous storms to show this one might put Cameron and Vermilion parishes in line for a world of hurt:

And, like with all natural disasters with some forewarning, state and county officials aren’t being coy about letting those who decided not to evacuate that they’re at a very real risk of losing their lives.

One news reporter shared the frightening instructions the Vermilion parish Sheriff’s Office issued:

“[T]he darkest hurricane coverage I’ve read: Vermilion sheriff tells those staying in path of Hurricane Laura: ‘Write your name…put it in a Ziploc bag in your pocket'”

WSDU reported on the officials’ dire warning. In a Facebook post which began by listing the areas in Vermilion parish under a mandatory evacuation order, there was this:

Those choosing to stay and face this very dangerous storm must understand that rescue efforts cannot and will not begin until after storm and surge has passed and it is safe to do so. Please evacuate, and if you choose to stay and we can’t get to you, write your name, address, social security number and next of kin and put it a Ziploc bag in your pocket. Praying that it does not come to this.

But with just about two months until the general election, like they did after Hurricane Maria’s pummeling of Puerto Rico in September 2017, it’s already possible to see the traces of a new conspiracy forming in the media, which seems almost gleeful to pin any deaths, destruction, and general misery on Donald Trump.

Join me and my friend in praying for everyone in the path of these dangerous storms in the coming days.