Causeway Businesses Prepare For Karen

Causeway Businesses Prepare For Karen

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This is the first major storm for Lap’s Grocery and Grill on the Causeway.  Employees here say they are ready for whatever Karen might bring.  Like most businesses along battleship parkway, this place is elevated several feet above ground to try and avoid flooding.  High flood waters forced the area to be shut down for two days because of Hurricane Isaac last year. 

“We're just going ahead and securing everything that we're able from our wharf to our bar and pulling as much of the equipment as possible without disrupting our ability to serve anyone who might want to come in,” says Marketing Director Bessie Lapeyrouse.  At Ed's Seafood Shed they've already taken the umbrellas off the deck and they're ready for more clean-up after the storm leaves.

“The parking lot is the biggest issue because the flood waters come in, recede, normally we have to clear it but usually it's not that bad,” says Ed’s General Manager Josh Meaders.  At the Original Oyster House things are normal, no need to sound alarms yet. 

“Well we've been in business for 30 years we prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms at this time we're just letting our employees know safety procedures are in effect we haven't changed anything yet until we're notified,” says the House’s Assistant General Manager Tobie Rogers. 

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