Louisiana storm survivors wait hours in line for basic supplies

Less than a week after Hurricane Laura tore through Lake Charles, Louisiana, residents are now waiting in line for up to four hours to receive basic supplies from the U.S. military.
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Now, to the devastation from hurricane Laura. That deadly storm, one of the fiercest to ever hit Louisiana. The ruin is clear. Take a look at this. In satellite images, this is Lake Charles before Laura struck and after. Trees gone, buildins shattered. Thousands have no power, no water and no idea when they will return. ABC's Victor Oquendo is there tonight. Reporter: Tonight in lake Charles, Louisiana, worry and desperation growing by the day in the stifling heat. This long line of cars behind me, it stretches for miles. People have been waiting for hours for basic supplies. The U.S. Military is handing out things like ice, water, males and tarps. So many here, like Clifton leblanc, left with little more than incredible stories of survival. What are you waiting in line for? Anything we can get. Reporter: Anything you can get? We lost the roof to our house. We were trapped in our house for four days. Our brother-in-law came and cut us out a chainsaw yesterday. Reporter: What was that like? Bad. It was bad. Reporter: Since making landfall Thursday, Laura claiming at least 18 lives. More than half of those deaths coming from carbon monoxide poisoning from generators. 17,000 lineman from 29 states are here helping restore power but repairing people's lives is going to take a long time. And back in that line, Randy foster telling us -- These guys and gals make a difference. They're doing their job but it's a blessing to us. Reporter: On top of the brutal conditions today is expected to be the hottest day of the week, with no cooldown in sight. Tom? All right, Victor, thank you. Now, to the terrifying situation out of Georgia. A 1-year-old boy kidnapped from

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