Nearly a month after Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding in parts of Louisiana and the northeast, the remains of a Man missing after a suspected crocodile attack In the flood of the storm, water was found in the stomach of the animal.
Timothy Satterly Sr., 71, was attacked by an alligator in floodwaters in Slidell, Louisiana, on August 30, a day after Ida hit the state shores. His wife witnessed the attack, to which she told that he snatched her hand. She said that she had gone to seek help but when she came back, he was missing.
The remains were identified this week as Saturnley using DNA samples, according to St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston. Earlier this month a 504-pound gator was captured and killed and human remains were found inside his stomach.
The news comes as the effects of Ida are still being felt in the state of Louisiana, with thousands still without electricity as workers repair power lines. Debris from the storm is scattered around some communities, and parts of New Orleans haven’t had garbage collected for weeks.
In the town of Ironton, coffins that were swept from their burial places in above-ground graves during the storm are scattered and stuck in mud throughout the community, CNN informed of.
Pastor Heywood Johnson of St Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church in Ironton told the outlet that people were “shocked by the magnitude of the destruction.”
“(B) But they are even more overwhelmed by their loved ones and end up in the streets and in people’s yards and on the banks of the levees and in the field, and it is just overwhelming,” he said.
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A tent town remains a month in the southeastern Louisiana town of Haumea, housing energy company workers from across the country trying to restore power lines and repair substations. Some power lines are stuck in marshy areas.
“That sucks so much. It’s chest deep. You can’t walk because of development,” said John Hiss, a Sparks Energy foreman working with a crew at Haumea to reset power lines.
“We have had storms before. But the devastation was nothing of this magnitude,” Matthew Peters, operations manager for the South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association, told the Associated Press.
Contribution: The Associated Press