“Our area was hit pretty hard by tornados,” the previous “Duck Dynasty” star informed Fox Information in a press release. “Thankfully, our family was spared any damage, but our hearts go out to those in our community that suffered loss. We do praise God that there were no fatalities here and pray for recovery and restoration as we pull together to help each other through this.”
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards mentioned it was “a miracle” that no critical accidents or deaths resulted from the Sunday tornadoes that broken lots of of houses round Monroe and in different components of north Louisiana. However, he lamented that due to coronavirus-related mandates, he felt he needed to maintain his distance from victims whose properties had been devastated.
The mayor of Monroe, La., Jamie Mayo, informed KNOE-TV that the storm broken 200 to 300 houses in and across the metropolis. Flights had been canceled at Monroe Regional Airport, the place the siding was ripped off buildings and particles was scattered on runways. Airport director Ron Phillips informed the News-Star the storm induced as much as $30 million in injury to planes inside a hangar.
Greater than 30 folks had been killed in a two-day interval as extreme storms tore throughout the South, leaving greater than 1 million houses with out energy. Fox Information Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean mentioned there have been studies of near 80 tornadoes linked to the violent climate.
In a two-day interval, storms stretched from Texas to Mississippi, after which additional east to the Georgia coast and northward to Virginia. The Nationwide Climate Service (NWS) tallied lots of of studies of timber down throughout the area, together with many who punctured roofs and downed energy traces.
“We had one reported twister in Mississippi that tracked over 100 miles, so this was one for the file books when it comes to what number of tornadoes we had,” Dean mentioned on “Fox & Pals.”
“That is going to be a making an attempt time for our pals within the South,” Dean mentioned Tuesday.
Robertson, who has spent most of his life residing off of Louisiana’s bayou, beforehand informed Fox News he was relaxed residing in isolation through the coronavirus pandemic.
On the subject of residing an easier life, Robertson informed Fox Information his religion has been important.
“I found Jesus in the mid-’70’s,” he defined. “I have been self-quarantined from the world ever since. This is the lesson I have learned since I made that decision. The world and its desires pass away but the man who does the Will of God lives forever.”
“My ambition now is to live a quiet life, mind my own business, work with my hands as God told me, so that my daily life may win the respect of outsiders so that so that I will not be dependent on anybody,” he continued. “Peace of mind is the rarest of commodities and I am totally at peace in my life in the quarantine.”
Worldwide, greater than 1.four million folks have been confirmed contaminated and over 80,000 have died, in line with Johns Hopkins College. The true numbers are virtually actually a lot increased, due to restricted testing, completely different guidelines for counting the useless and deliberate underreporting by some governments.
For many, the virus causes gentle to average signs reminiscent of fever and cough. However for some older adults and the infirm, it could actually trigger pneumonia and demise. Over 300,000 folks have recovered.
Fox Information’ Travis Fedschun, Bradford Betz, Edmund DeMarche and The Related Press contributed to this report.