St.Francisville locals go 10 plus hours without power


ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (BRPROUD)- “Its hot. I’m worried about my food and I’m worried about my dogs,” Billie Vorrhies said, as she enters hour 8 with no power.

Over 2,000 St.Francisville locals and business were felt the impact of Hurricane Laura when they were left without power for more than 10 hours.

“It’s been gone since 7:30 this morning,” Vorrhies said. “I sure am hoping that it’s going to be back on before it gets dark.”

Fallen trees were scattered throughout the St. Francisville area, possibly causing the power outage to last for hours.

Tree collapsed in front of Littleville Playschool in St. Francisville on August 27.

Away Down South ice cream parlor could not take the risk of going without power. The parlor set up a generator and spent the rest of the afternoon hoping their product will be okay.

“It’s been gone since 6 a.m.,” Away Down South owners said.

Connie Smith, another St.Francisville local lost power at 6 a.m. as Hurricane Laura entered Louisiana.

“We expected it to be back on in a couple of hours, so we were surprised.”

Smith spent her evening in her front yard when she could not take the heat of her house anymore.

“We have a generator on for our fridge but that’s about it,” Smith said.

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