Video Inside a Flooded Grocery Store: Don’t Drink The Water
One of the nastiest parts about flooding is the combination of multiple substances into a toxic soup of sludge, crap and stink. I can't think of anything more repulsive than a flooded grocery store where everything blends together.
So of course, I'm going to share this with you.
This is footage taken inside Rouse's Supermarket in Denham Springs, Louisiana which is a suburb of Baton Rouge. Rouse's is great. They are like the Brookshire Brothers of South Louisiana, with locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, down the bayou in Houma and all over. They specialize in local delicacies including fresh seafood.
Imagine now that raw fish, raw meat, malfunctioning freezers full of food, milk, and who-knows-what coming together in water with no electricity and sitting there for days. Barf.
Rouse's says they will rebuild the store. They may want to tear it down first.
These guys venturing into the store, which looks like it has been looted somewhat already, are wearing gas masks so they can't smell or breathe in whatever odors could knock them out. There are no lights on of any kind. If you thought the haunted bridge in Killeen was spooky, get a load of this.