2005-10-08 - 8:24 p.m.
Here is an index to the damage photographs to our house and property caused by Hurricane Katrina.
We had a strong wind gust or maybe a tornado that hit our house and fence. It completely tore off some of the siding on one side of the house:
It also blew a couple of small holes in the ceiling over the garage:
The gust continued through the attic and blew down the acoustic ceiling tiles in the dining room:
The ceiling tiles will need to be completely replaced, as will the molding. Having traveled through the attic, the wind then attempted to push off the siding on the other side of the house:
The electric meter, mast, and wiring were completely torn off as you can see in the photo below:
In the interest of safety and for prevention of a fire that might cause more damage, we had to get this damage repaired immediately. An electrician made the necessary repairs on September 13, and CLECO replaced the meter and restored service late in the day on September 19.
When the power was turned on at the house, we learned that the insulation and other debris had been driven by the wind into our air-conditioning unit, clogging it with debris and completely ruining it. Again, since we were concerned about electrical and safety issues, we hired someone to replace this unit as soon as possible.
The closet containing the unit had damage to the paint job and also to the doorknob:
In the yard, large sections of fence are down in two places. This area of the fence was repaired after serious damage caused by Tropical Storm Bill on June 30, 2003, so it is relatively new:
This is a wider view of the same damage:
There is also substantial damage on the other, older section of the fence on the opposite side.
Another view of that damage:
A pine tree, a mulberry tree, and a Japanese Yew were destroyed, and had to be removed.
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