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Calcasieu Parish starts to recover after Tropical Storm Harvey
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September 12, 2017 - ListenUpYall.com

Calcasieu Parish is trying to recover after Tropical Storm Harvey left major flood damage.

Dick Gremillion, Director of the Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says while the destruction is not as bad as Texas, 800 to a thousand structures in Calcasieu sustained water damage. He says they are waiting to see if they will be declared a Federal Disaster Area.

If declared a federal disaster area that opens the door for flood victims to receive federal assistance. Gremillion says in the days before Harvey made landfall in Calcasieu, a torrential downpour left nearly 500 houses with some water inside. He says flooding also occurred when the Sabine River came out of its banks.

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