Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hurricane recovery: Day 3

Debra Peters (left) and Connie Stephens (right) hug and cry in Covington, La. on Wednesday, August 31, 2005. Both had worked for the Parish Clerk of Court office for St. Tammany. It was the first time either had seen any of their coworkers since Hurricane Katrina hit earlier this week.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Retired firefighter James Hannan, a volunteer with the Beaumont Red Cross, wipes away sweat as he arranges emergency relief truck in Covington, La.

(above and below) Retired nurse Shirley Castloo (right), a volunteer with the Beaumont Red Cross, rations emergency relief to residents in Covington, La.

A car tries to navigate a maze of fallen trees and powerlines in a Covington, La. neighborhood. This neighborhood had already been initially cleared to allow emergency vehicles enough access. Most areas remained completely blocked by fallen trees and powerlines.

Cars are turned away at the Causeway Toll Bridge into New Orleans. Only local residents, emergency workers and some credentialed media are permitted onto Highway 22.

Homeowner Ben Begley uses a gasoline-powered leaf blower to remove debris from his roof in Mandeville, La. In addition to the smiley face, a boarded window reads, "Go Away 'K'."

(above) Trucks take turns passing under dangling trees and power lines along Highway 22 in Southeast Louisiana.

(left) CLECO crews repair power lines along Highway 22 in Louisiana.

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