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Cypremort Point prepares for threat of storm

Posted at 10:59 PM, Jul 10, 2019

Along the coast, people are not wasting anytime preparing for possible storm surge.

Those who have homes and camps in Cypremort Point say they're not so worried about the wind and rain, they're more worried about tidal surge.

"People like myself do it early, some wait and do it tomorrow and others wait too long and say oh crap, I can't do it," said Don Meaux.

He's lived in Cypremort Point 15 years. On Wednesday, Meaux spent the day moving his boat, golf cart and lawn mower to higher ground.

"This has been a great place. It's been through many, many hurricanes," Meaux said.

He has seen how high the water can get.

"For some reason in the back of my mind, I'm afraid it will go higher than Lily and I'll be putting a line somewhere here," Meaux said. "Hopefully it will be lower."

Just up the road from Meaux, it's a similar scene.

Larry Hitter said prepping for storms is part of life along the coast. His main concern is the mud left behind from tidal surge.

"If the officials don't let you get out here early enough and you can't catch when the mud is soft, that's the challenge. But if you do, work is a minimum," said Hitter.

As Donald Romero was pulling his boat out of the water, he said, "We don't know how long it's going to be up here. I've seen them go in and then out and then in. We have no idea what's going to happen."

Over the next 24 hours, we're told we can expect a lot more people in Cypremort Point getting their boats out of the water and moving property to higher ground.