Remembering Hurricane Gustav

Landfall Two Years Ago

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 3:51pm

Over 1.5 million people were without power on this day 2 years ago.

Although Gustav was only a Category 1 by the time it made landfall near Cocodrie…34 parishes were declared a disaster area.

48 people from Louisiana lost their life due to the natural disaster.

5 of those were caused by fallen trees…which was the source for the vast majority of damage to our area. Here in Baton Rouge - 2 people died.

After it was said and done - countless in the city had to rebuild their homes.

Douglas Stafford was no different. A tree fell on the place he's called home for over 10 years.
It took him a year to rebuild. Stafford says he learned a lot from Gustav - and will make sure he's in a safe place for the next storm.


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