Houstonian helps Lake Charles elderly to safety following Laura

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (KTRK) -- A Houstonian traveled to Louisiana where he assisted the elderly in the wind storm aftermath.

Paul Middendorf was part of a local rescue group at Chateau Du Lac, a damaged assisted living facility, in Lake Charles.

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"There's only a few fire escapes that are open," Middendorf said. "There's so much debris on the stairs. They can't get down."

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He said about 40 residents stayed there during the storm.

They were awaiting for power to be restored.

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