A storm brought them in then kicked them out
Last week we had two days of solid rain and storms, and on May 15 I received this from Mary LeBlanc:
"...Ren Vill was closed down yesterday evening and a bunch
of families moved to hotels and motels because
trailers sustained big time damage.
The Galmons' trailer windows blew out, so poor Wanda
is at a motel with six kids!
We're having to regroup and revamp our plans..."
I remember sitting through that same storm safe in our house with Grace thinking about the children and wondering how they were doing. I imagined the mud, the thunder and lightning, and all the kids faces and feelings throughout. Never did I think that it was that bad that the trailers couldn't protect them.
Imagine the trauma of being the last of families left in the trailer park before the 5/31/08 closing to be forced out a week before your scheduled move. What is it like to have to leave your Katrina refuge because of another storm? How do they feel inside as they look for a place to be?