Shrimp boats battered and sunk by Hurricane Laura | USA TODAY

Shrimp boats battered and sunk by Hurricane Laura | USA TODAY 1


Shrimpers in Lake Charles, La. share their ordeal of riding out massive Hurricane Laura.


Several shrimp boats sheltering in the Port of Lake Charles were battered by Hurricane Laura with their crews aboard. A few were sunk and one man was rescued from the turbulent waters.

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32 Comments on "Shrimp boats battered and sunk by Hurricane Laura | USA TODAY"

  1. Connie Crawford | August 29, 2020 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    So sad- I love shrimp from the Gulf!

  2. Wow

  3. Noble Cyborg-Savage | August 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply


  4. How come every time I see a shrimp boat, all I can think of is Forrest Gump πŸ€”

  5. The editor made a typo for Homer LA. It’s supposed to be Houma.

  6. Bubba Gump shrimp is what they got.

  7. OCCUPANDI TEMPORIS | August 29, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

    This is where Forest Gump and Captain Dan move in? *Seriously* sorry for this crap to hit you guys…..Keep the faith☝

  8. Prayers for you πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™.
    God bless you all.

  9. Good “hardy” shrimp fishermen. So sorry for their loss, but these folks will not let this storm get them down.

  10. Robert Wilson | August 29, 2020 at 7:45 PM | Reply

    Breaks my heart if I was rich I would do everything I could to take care of y’all and anybody wouldn’t money watching this cookies people up

  11. God bless y’all

  12. RED BLOODED Bland | August 29, 2020 at 8:20 PM | Reply

    Thats a GOOD MAN. Help him and his family.

  13. My daddy was a shrimper in Rockport, TX and I remember him working so hard as this was his livelihood. He provided well for us growing up in the 50s & 60s & he’d let us sit on his boat just like these children when he came home from the sea. God Bless these folks. Now where’s the kleenex?

  14. God bless & prayers!

  15. People have lost everything like this and yet majority of articles about hurricane laura are about the statue that got toppled πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

    • Enlightened β˜€οΈ | August 29, 2020 at 11:41 PM | Reply

      Storm Breeze the real lesson should be that this happens along the gulf coast almost EVERY year. Y’all might want to rebuild somewhere else. πŸ€”

  16. The Bank loose the govt use your TAX to refill them SCAMMERS You hard working People loose the banks come calling πŸ’Ό you make a few $ the tax wants youπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

  17. The last guy talking is right when you gotta go you gotta go can’t be rebuilding every time because it’s home???

  18. People trying to make a living….keep the faith and trust God.πŸ™πŸ‘

  19. Tom Archibald | August 30, 2020 at 4:06 AM | Reply

    Climate crisis. We should be aware of it

  20. β€œA coward dies a thousand death, the brave but one.”

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