Kristil Cloud

Houma, Louisiana Evacuated to Monroe, Louisiana What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? The hardest part is actually the guilt, or wishing I could fix things for everyone. Obviously I can’t and now that I’m 1000 miles away, I don’t even know what the situation is like down there, […]

Jared Bourg

Bourg, Louisiana Stayed What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? The lack of utilities was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, but I think that coming to terms with the fact that my childhood home where I grew up for the past 20 years is […]

Divine Martin

Houma, Louisiana Evacuated to Monroe, Louisiana What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? The hardest part is seeing your community devastated past recognition and wondering how long it will be until everything is “normal” again. What do you think is the biggest loss from Ida? The biggest loss, I […]

Dex Duet

Golden Meadow, Louisiana Evacuated to Welsh, Louisiana What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? I think the biggest loss is not just physical homes but the feeling of safety and security. We face a lot during our day to day and a huge part of the relief of that […]

Mikaela Chiasson-Knight

Houma, Louisiana Evacuated to Austin, Texas, with 4 pets. “It was a mess.” What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? I think the hardest part for me was just seeing my hometown in complete chaos and wreckage…  I’ll never forget driving back from Texas and seeing all of the […]

Keyja Washington

Thibodaux, Louisiana Stayed with Family What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? During the storm, I wasn’t sure if we were going to die. We heard the whistling of the wind, our windows were uncovered, and there were constant reports of damages. My younger siblings kept asking if we […]

Jonathan Ricks

Hester, Louisiana Stayed What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? We must have moved around five times while waiting for power to come back. Dad is on the older side and needs to do dialysis. He has a machine that lets him do that at home, but it needs […]

Troy Dupont

New Orleans, Louisiana Stayed with Grandmother What do you think is the biggest loss from Ida? In my opinion the biggest loss from Ida was the down the bayou communities that were impacted the most. Not only did some of my friends lose their homes, but their stories were also uncovered by the national media. […]

Emily Avet

Chauvin, Louisiana Evacuated to Houma, Louisiana What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? The hardest part after Ida is not being able to go home; not being able to stay in my own home. What do you think is the biggest loss from Ida? The biggest loss is everyone […]

Austin Avet

Houma, Louisiana Stayed What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? There we so many homes that could’ve been saved if insurance companies would’ve worked more quickly and I think it correlates with the lack of media coverage for how slow everything is moving to help these people What do […]