Chapelle teen weathers her family’s storm

On the afternoon of Aug. 29, as the wind whipped through my neighborhood, I was rescued by the National Guard. They arrived at my house in boats because six to seven feet of water rushed into the LaPlace area when Hurricane Isaac came strolling through the southern part of Louisiana. More than two feet of water seeped into my house.

When my family and I were rescued that Wednesday afternoon, my father decided to stay behind to take care of our two dogs and two cats and our house. My two sisters, my mom and I were brought to multiple evacuation stations along Highway 51, which was partially submerged in floodwaters.

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