Hurricane Laura survivor talks about riding out the storm

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 BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33/FOX 44) – A woman says she and her family rode out Hurricane Laura and she’s grateful to be able to talk about it.

“It was terrifying, but my faith is what got us through,” said Alesa Davis. “I just had to, I had to be strong. I had to be the brave one. You know and keep it together for my children. I really wanted to just find a corner and just cry.”

The Hurricane Laura survivor saw the destruction left behind by the storm.

“Once we got out of the complex and we saw what was on fifth avenue, I mean. You know, we’re just grateful because it’s terrible. It is,” said Davis.

Davis is one of hundreds of people from Lake Charles who now call a hotel room in Baton Rouge home.

“We have to wait until they clear the trees and get the power lines back up running,” said Christopher Delmor.

That could be weeks. For Davis, who lost her mother last week, she’s just appreciating life.

“But we’re here. So, we’re here.”

Entergy said it could take weeks before power is restored to the hardest hit areas.

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