The Scene in Lake Charles, La. Norman Bourdeau, assistant director of the office of Homeland Security and Emergency for Calcasieu Parish stayed behind in Lake Charles, La. He tells Scott Simon how the city is faring.
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The Scene in Lake Charles, La.

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The Scene in Lake Charles, La.

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Norman Bourdeau, assistant director of the office of Homeland Security and Emergency for Calcasieu Parish stayed behind in Lake Charles, La. He tells Scott Simon how the city is faring.

Surging waters surround the Isle of Capri Casino as Hurricane Rita hits Lake Charles, La. Reuters hide caption

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Surging waters surround the Isle of Capri Casino as Hurricane Rita hits Lake Charles, La.

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