A large chemical fire sent hazardous clouds over Lake Charles in Louisiana as the eye of Hurricane Laura moved directly over the city. A fire at a chlorine plant in Louisiana erupted in thick, billowing smoke on Wednesday, just hours after Hurricane Laura plowed through part of the country's petrochemical corridor, forcing residents near the plant to barricade themselves in their homes.
The burning BioLab plant sent dark smoke and chlorine gas into the air over the small community of Westlake near Lake Charles, paralyzing Interstate 10, authorities said. The plant, which produces chlorine products for swimming pools, released unknown quantities of chlorine gases into potentially nearby waters, including Lake Charles. EPA spokesman James Hewitt said Texas had requested a contingency plan to consider the hurricane as a whole as part of the ongoing review of its response to Hurricane Laura.
If there is a potential threat to public health or safety near the BioLab facility, our team will respond to the situation and get to this location as quickly as possible, which is guaranteed. Please contact us to ensure that you are informed of any potential risks to your health and safety, as well as the safety of your family and friends.
SERVPRO Lake Charles works to quickly and cost-effectively repair the fire damage without any safety concerns. If you have installed chemical fire protection systems in one of our buildings, please call Kauffman & Co. for more information on how to install them. If you need more detailed information about the fire protection system or fire protection system of your building, you can also call the experts from KauFFman & Co. for more information.
HYDRADRY is committed to helping you understand the potential for water leaks that could occur due to fire damage to your building and other water damage in the area. We can help you and the surrounding area restore it to its original form, and we will charge your insurance company the cost to ensure you get the coverage you deserve.
If you own a restaurant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, please notify us if you need an emergency recovery call ServiceMaster Recovery Services (TLC). Fire damage can get worse if you don't care about it, so don't hesitate to call Kauffman & Co. today. We have a team of professionals who are ready to serve you and if you choose us, you will receive a high quality service from IICRC certified professionals.
Property is destroyed, homes and offices flooded, and property damage can cause serious damage to your home, business or personal property.
Commercial property managers and owners should rely on fire damage restoration professionals in Lake Charles, LA. I drove around on Thursday morning to inspect the damage and passed the fire site in the St Charles Manufacturing Company area, "he said. The first thing you want to know, and that's what I understand about LakeCharles, is understanding. Interstate 10 is closed in Louisiana because of a chemical leak in the area, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.
He is back at work repairing the roof of his mother's home, which was damaged when Hurricane Laura decimated the Lake Charles area.
The fire is burning in Westlake, which is on the west side of Lake Charles in the community of Calcasieu. The scene echoes the scene in surrounding cities when Hurricane Laura swept through the area on August 26, 2011, with winds of up to 130 miles per hour. Much of the devastation was caused by wind gusts of 130 miles per hour, much of it near where the hurricane made landfall. More than 1000 houses, shops, schools and other buildings were destroyed and the road was clear.
The storm rolled toward shallow Louisiana on August 26, 2011 as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of up to 130 miles per hour. The storm moved across the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida and then eastward into the Mississippi River Valley.
Hurricane Laura devastated the town of Lake Charles, Louisiana, causing nearby chemical plants and refineries to emit harmful emissions. It took three days to put out a fire that sent chemicals and smoke into the area affected by Hurricane Laura. Violent winds tore down roofs, tore concrete street lamps, ignited fires and tore down roofs. Hurricane Laura has burrowed through the heart of Louisiana's oil and chemical industry, leaving behind chlorine plants in its wake that are causing fires and the potential for more dangerous damage.
Patrick, 21, and his family evacuated Mississippi and moved to Port Allen, Louisiana, before returning to the back of fallen trees in Lake Charles on Thursday. The storm plunged into the Louisiana land, hitting the state's oil and chemical industries and other parts of the US Gulf Coast, clogging roads, power lines and other infrastructure before crashing ashore in Louisiana. Gray's station, which is broadcast from the cities of Alexandria and Baton Rouge in Louisiana, broadcasts live to residents to get information about the industry, said David Ware, an attorney for LakeCharles, who evacuated the city during Laura's evacuation. Ware said some evacuated employees remain in Lake Charles, with most moving to keep Gray Station running.