Louisiana Port Suffers $1.5 Million in Damages from Ike

October 2, 2008

Officials said the Port of Lake Charles suffered nearly $1.5 million in damage to freight services and other critical facilities during Hurricane Ike.

Port Director Adam McBride said it will cost about $500,000 to repair 38 rail cars that were flooded after the storm — the most expensive project on the list.

McBride said other repair work includes $200,000 in shoreline restoration at the Westlake property and another $200,000 to fix rail line that was washed out during Ike.

He said it could take several months before the repairs are completed.

Source: American Press.

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