About a month after Hurricane Ida Louisiana and devastating floods in the Northeast, the remains of a man who went missing after a suspected alligator attack in storm water were found in an animal’s belly.
Timothy Sutterley Sr., ig1, was attacked in flooded waters in Slidell, Louisiana, on August 30, a day after he was struck off the coast of Ida State. His wife witnessed the attack, which he reportedly opened her arms. He said he went to seek help but was missing when he returned.
St. Tamney Parish Coroner Dr. According to Charles Preston, the remains were identified as Satterly using DNA samples this week. The 504-pound gator was caught and killed earlier this month and human remains were found inside its abdomen.
The news comes as Eder’s impact is still being felt across the state of Louisiana, with thousands of people still without power as workers repair power lines. Storm debris is scattered around some communities, and parts of New Orleans have not been littered for weeks.
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In the town of Ironton, caskets floating from their graveyards are buried in earthen graves during the hurricane and are stuck in the mud across the entire community, CNN reported.
“People are shocked at the scale of the devastation,” Haywood Johnson, pastor of St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church in Ironton, told the outlet.
“(B) They’ve been overwhelmed by their loved ones floating and landing on the streets and in people’s backyards and on Levi’s side and off the field, and that’s just, just irresistible,” he said. .
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A tent city in the southeastern Louisiana town of Houma remains a month later, with workers from housing energy companies across the country trying to restore power lines and repair substations. Some power lines were caught in the swamp.
“It simply came to our notice then. The chest is deep. You can’t walk because of the increase, ”said John Hayes, a Sparks Energy foreman working with a crew in Houma to reset the power line.
“It simply came to our notice then. But the devastation was not something so big.
Contributed by: Associated Press