Yeah I’ve driven from Houston -> Lake Charles -> New Orleans three or four times, and played poker in Lake Charles once. I’ve stayed overnight there 2 or 3 times. If I recall, I-10 is elevated but not a ton. I can’t recall if it’s like 10 feet above water level or 20 feet, but it’s somewhere in that range, right? I have to imagine stretches of it are at a very high risk of going underwater with 9+ feet of storm surge, my bigger question is how well it’s built to withstand that and be usable in the days after the storm once the water recedes.
I talked about more of the logistical impact on the national economy in terms of oil and gas being shipped, but it could also be a major issue for rescue response and getting much-needed supplies in the days to week after the storm.
For those who don’t know, parts of I-10 are basically a really long, low bridge over swampy areas that I assume are tidal marshes.