Angelique Hebert, with the screaming winds of Hurricane Ida and just a tarp and tent for shelter, stick to her spouse under a bridge where both found refuge. She told her husband that they are going to die in this hurricane. Her husband replied, just hang on, baby, it is going to be over. So, Angelique hung on and prayed.
The couple described that they just can’t afford to get out of Hurricane Ida’s path because they don’t have any vehicle, and they walked above twenty-four kilometers (fifteen miles) from Montegut’s coastal hamlet to Houma in an effort to get a withdrawal bus, but they missed it.
Regardless of compulsory and voluntary withdrawal directives in south Louisiana villages, most of the people who desired to shift were left to resist for themselves when the 5th highly powerful hurricane ever to strike America’s mainland destroyed Louisiana. For those people who don’t have shelters, or people with low income, and several other most susceptible communities, staying there was not a matter of choice, it was the only option for them.
People can’t afford to buy even a bus ticket
A professor emeritus at LSU (Louisiana State University), Craig Colten, who studies community flexibility and adaptation to changing environment in coastal Louisiana, described that people will say, well, he is just going to ride it out. He added that they cannot go get a motel room and cannot even buy a bus ticket. Moreover, most of them have unwell family members or relatives and they have pets.
The couple fixed a 2-person dome tent, near a concrete pillar under a bridge, and they hoped for the best. Furthermore, the dome tent is distorted, letting rain inside the tent.
Fifty-three years old Angelique Hebert explained that it was the most horrible thing she has ever been through. Her husband, Wilfred Hebert, described that he sought more ways to protect his partner, but he couldn’t.
The Heberts have been residing at a shelter since the destruction made by Hurricane Ida, but the couple doesn’t have any idea what will come next. Besides this, they were showing a sign that says “Hurricane took everything.”
There is also another case in Houma, where the mother of 2 Kaylee Ordoyne, twenty-six years old, described that her family can’t have enough money to move out. She said the family’s only automobile, her truck, collapsed down days ahead of Hurricane Ida. Moreover, she had spent the last thirty dollars buying juice, water, soup, sandwich meat, and cans of Chef Boyardee.