Tangipahoa debris pick up Labor Day

Tangipahoa debris pick up Labor Day

ROBERT, LA (WVUE) - Debris trucks were out again today but many Residents near Robert, La. say they feel like they've been forgotten about this Labor Day.

Three weeks after the big flood and they feel all the attention is being given elsewhere.

They are one of four debris cleanup crews working Tangipahoa Parish and they've got their work cut out for them.

Bobcats and dump trucks moved into the Sterling Estates neighborhood this Labor Day for the second time. Streets are still piled with debris on both sides and residents have a long way to go.

"We lost everything and not getting no help," said Courtney Bonin of Robert.

Many of these folks have no flood insurance.

"No sir we're not in a flood zone," said Marion Coniglio of Robert.

And though getting debris removed is important rebuilding is a whole Other story.

"I can't afford rebuild. I don't know what I will do," said Billy Lee of Robert.

"We need to help and we need somebody to dig the river deeper and wider," said Coniglio.

This is no small task this is the second time around for these debris trucks and they said they could be here for several more months.

While the debris pickup continues residents try and figure out a way to rebuild.

"Everybody talks about Baton Rouge in Denham Springs and nothing about Robert everybody's lost everything," said Bonin.

And though many seem worried they all say they will eventually rebuild, with flood insurance next time.

FEMA urges anyone in need of help to continue trying for assistance. They have committed to paying up to $33,000 per claim for eligible participants.

And if you want to help please watch our relief concert 'Louisiana Rising' tonight at p.m.

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