Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.More >>
long gone, but the storm's aftermath is still being felt by residents
throughout the state, including in St. James Parish.
coming up, water is coming up and you kind of wonder what is next step to take,"
said Thomas Abreo.
The steps Abreo
and many of his Grand Point neighbors have taken is to create a last line of
bags and took precautions to keep from going in house. Only thing you can do,"
throughout St. James Parish, the waters have proven too high to hold off.
Parish President Timmy Roussel realizes many of his residents are dealing with
flooding never seen before and is calling for patience during these trying
troublesome," Roussel explained. "There are frustrated and scared
residents. Try and show some tolerance, we are doing our best."
Many of the
neighbors of those affected by the flooding are pitching in to lend assistance.
In Paulina, hundreds of people like John Hymel and his family have joined
forces with members of the National Guard to fill thousands of bags and do what
they can to help.
just recently moved here and it's a great parish," said Hymel. "Everyone
comes together and pulls it together in a time like this, that's for
community support has not been lost on Abreo, who is thankful he is not in this
more do you want? You have neighbors helping each other. It's wonderful
everyone sticks together," he said.