Flooding: N. Jefferson & Canal Streets in Delcambre, LA
"many calls and pleas were made by the elderly woman, a deputy came to her house and promised they would be evacuated only to be left behind"

Foster & Shell Drive in Lake Charles, LA

Foster & Shell Drive in Lake Charles, LA, before and after Rita. The before image is from Google Maps (presumably a Digital Globe image). The after photo is from the LA Times.


. . . and after:


This doesn't look so bad, but the LA Times caption reads,

Police officers navigate through fallen trees and street signs along Shell Beach Drive in Lake Charles, La., where Hurricane Rita caused a storm surge of about 20 feet.