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Pecan Island residents begin clean up after Hurricane Laura

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 13:48:00-04

Locals of Pecan Island are cleaning up after Hurricane Laura pushed limbs and other debris onto community roadways.

Families were on Highway 82 in the area on Friday, August 28 using heavy equipment to clear out the road heading towards Cameron Parish.

Debris was also being cleared so that water can be turned back on for the residents who call Pecan Island home.

Jean Paul Montoucet shared photos of the clean up effort with KATC.

"I love it when people can come together in this time of need," said Montoucet. "Spread love not hate."

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Cameron Parish in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 27.

Pecan Island is located about 50 miles from that area in Vermilion Parish.

Montoucet says that although the community did receive damage , they are thinking of their neighbors to their west as the recovery efforts continue.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Lake Charles, Cameron and anyone who has sustained far worse damages than us," he said.

The U.S. Coast Guard flew over the Hwy 82 area on Thursday to survey the damage caused by the storm. See that video below:

US Coast Guard surveys damage over Cameron, LA

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