Iberia Fights to Stay Warm
"It's been a 24/7 job," he said.
One generator kept Mote's 30,000 turkeys fed. Another at the other side of the building kept them warm, but he had to refill the generators every few hours.
"There would be huge losses," Mote explained of his animals. "No need to go to bed, really."
While many who live inside Iberia have power, people living outside city limits don't know when they'll have light and heat again. Power outages have caused many to seek shelter and warm food at Iberia's school building, which has been closed to students all week.
"We've used all our snow days on reserve," said Iberia Schools Superintendent Mike McLeod. "I've never seen anything like this before, the ice, and the trees down, and the damage."
McLeod said he hoped the trees blocking rural streets would be gone and power would be back by Monday to start classes again.