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Nearly every corner of St. Martin Parish feels impacts of Delta

Posted at 11:01 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 00:01:49-04

Lessons in sports and the lessons in life, often go hand-in-hand.

Sure you win some, you lose others, and sometimes, you just wonder how bad your luck can be.

"It's just one of those unfortunate things," said Dave Theriot, owner of Dave's Texico in St. Martin Parish.

What some thought was a transformer blowing in the distance, was in reality several tons of steel slamming to the concrete. Just six weeks ago, after Hurricane Laura, Dave Theriot renovated nearly everything.

"We redid the signs, the canopy, underground tanks and everything."

You quickly learn driving down this street in St. Martinville, that Hurricane Delta cared very little for when the last hurricane was. It's the second time this fence has been spread to pieces and over at city hall, a sign that no place was safe, even the sheriff's office.

"When we looked at it, we didn't expect it to look like this, but we knew the winds had picked up," explained Sheriff Becket Breaux.

At times, wind gusts during Delta reached over 100 mph.

For 30 year law enforcement veteran and St. Martin Parish Sheriff Becket Breaux, the storm ranked easily in his top ten.

"We got more damage and damage being power lines, trees that are falling over," he said.

What that's meant for the last several hours in this parish, is a lot of cleaning and a lot of patience.

"We just have to be patient and thank our community for being patient with us," said Theriot. "Because two things are for sure: hurricanes will happen again, but no matter how many times they're down, this city will always find a way to get back up. We might be down a few days, but we'll be back."

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