Jai Brown was in Lake Charles just Wednesday, trying to clean up, from Hurricane Laura, when she was forced to evacuate to Dallas.
Pictures paint a scene of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Laura.
Brown visited her home in Lake Charles for the first time since the first hurricane a month and a half ago.
“There was a tree that went into our ceiling, and basically it caused a hole, like a sunroof, in the living area of our family home,” said hurricane evacuee, Jai Brown.
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She was planning to board up to prepare for Hurricane Delta that is set to hit the same area.
That’s when she got a mandatory order to evacuate.
“My reaction is, 'get out if you can.' There are a lot of people that stayed and kind of underestimated the storm, because basically, what more can you do to wipe out a city? And they’ve been working for a whole month to get things back and this happens yet again,” says Brown.
A spokesperson for the City of Dallas told NBC 5 the city is housing 1,822 evacuees from Hurricane Laura at hotels serving as shelters.
Brown is currently staying at the Hyatt.
First a pandemic, and then two hurricanes has been more than she can take.
“There are things happening back to back to back, and it’s very overwhelming. I don’t think anyone could prepare for this,” says Brown.
Brown is grateful to have a place to stay.
She now plans to call North Texas home, permanently.
Hurricane Delta should make landfall sometime Friday.
A spokesperson says “The city of Dallas is monitoring the storm for the potential of additional evacuees that may be headed to the DFW area.”