“They had a lot of devastation over there,” Jones said. “It took a direct hit.”
Some subdivisions in the area are completely gone, he said.
Jones did not have information on whether anyone had died on the island, mainly because they still don’t know how many stayed through the storm that struck early Saturday.
Northerly winds have begun blowing into southern Louisiana, a change that could help clear lingering floodwaters pushed in by Hurricane Ike.