Laura started off as a tropical storm, along with Marco. Marco remained a tropical storm when hitting west along Louisiana and Texas. Laura was a completely different story. She started south of Cuba and moved into the Gulf of Mexico giving her time to become a hurricane.
Residents of Texas and Louisiana were told to immediately evacuate if they live near the coast and a little bit above. Laura was expected to produce high-rising water and dangerous winds. If they chose not to evacuate, they would possibly experience falling trees, bad flooding and power outages.
Makayla Henderson, a Vidor, Texas resident, and Kameryn Brown, a resident of Dayton, Texas, have given their input when asked how they felt when they heard the hurricane was coming their way and what did they did about it.
Henderson stated, “I was worried about power and having no house, but I have experienced floods before.”
Kameryn then added her statement.
“I was worried to the point that I was not going to see tomorrow.”
Henderson’s family evacuation plan was to drive five hours to Oklahoma in fear of this natural disaster. Brown’s family did not evacuate and only experienced a power outage, but received heavy winds and bad storms.
Laurel Patin, a resident of Dequincy, Louisiana, did not speak much about the damages Laura has caused on her family, but she has said that a tree has fallen on her house and her city was torn up.
Patin’s family evacuation plan was to drive to Vicksburg and stay a couple days until everything was settled.
Many homes have been destroyed, businesses have to restart and 16 lives have been lost.
The recovery process might be long and hard, but the outcome is sure to be beautiful.