Residents of Southeast Texas are getting some much needed help cleaning up from Hurricane Ike.
Volunteers from Port Neches and Nederland, Texas pitched in over the weekend in heavily damaged LaBelle-Fannett, in southern Jefferson County. The volunteers were busy hauling out debris from sludge-filled homes in LaBelle.
Water in some homes reached as high as six-feet, leaving debris and mud everywhere. Mold is now starting to grow on the walls and ceilings, and workers say the smell is unbearable. Volunteers have been setting aside items that are salvageable, like china, knick-knacks and photos. Much of the rest has to be thrown out.
Dozens of storm victims have benefited from the recent generosity of area communities.