I remember being at my cousin's bday party.
My grandma turned on the news and Ray Nagin said "i cant call a mandatory evacuation but if you love your family please leave now"
my mom, my brothers and i drove back to our house to start packing
i figured we were going on vacation so i packed a bathing suit, underwear, 3 pairs of shorts and some tanks.
the next morning our whole family drove to Peachtree City and stayed with my aunt. (it was 17 of us in her house)
the next day everything was fine and then the levees broke.
i just remember bursting into tears.
my mom brought us to the MLK museum, we registered for school out there 2 days later
we couldnt get in touch with my uncle(he stayed and helped ppl evacuate from the east)
it was just a depressing time.
we wound up getting a 2 bedroom apartment (it was hell)
standing in line for fema money, fighting with the insurance companies for our homes in NO.
they told so many people that we had "storm insurance but not flood insurance"
taking hand me down clothes, not knowing anyone
man one thing about katrina was that she humbled me.
to lose everything and have to start from scratch is a humbling experience
that's why i have no problem giving anything because i know what it feels like to lose everything
Edited by iGotSunshine - Feb 03 2013 at 12:08pm