Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Josh McAllister, President of the Police Jury, and other volunteers at the First Presbyterian Church

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Fire Chief Brian Montgomery helping with Red Cross distribution at the Fire Department

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Winnfield City Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter directs traffic for supply distribution

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Monica Evans and her children hand out supplies at the First Presbyterian

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

National Guard on Main Streetto help with relief efforts

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

From left Tiffany Boyd, Monica Evans, Katresha Small and Pastor Brian Small who have volunteered in the St. Maruice community to bring supplies.

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Area around the Winnfield Senior High School under water immeditaely after the storm

“We’ve never had this kind of natural disaster,” President of the Winn Parish Police Jury Josh McAllister said. “When the national guard got here we were told we were the most severely affected parish in Louisiana besides the ones hit on the coast.”

Since Hurricane Laura swept through Louisiana on Aug. 27, and after the immediate aftermath of trees and power lines making the roadways in Winn Parish impassable, the communities in the parish have banded together.

“I got everything packed in my truck the Wednesday after the hurricane hit and haven’t been back home since,” McAllister said at the First Presbyterian Church where he, his wife and other volunteers had gathered to give out food and water to Winnfield residents.

 

 

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