How did she keep going? “There was a lot of prayer,” Brittany says. A sense of community helped, too. A month after the storm, electricity was restored and her family returned to her mother’s house.
“It was a good feeling to be able to come back home,” Brittany says. “A lot of our club members didn’t evacuate, so it was good to be there to help them, and hear who they were helping—that was awesome too. We rebuilt together.”
Things are looking better now—if still a little wet. Brittany closed on a new home May 5, 2021. She moved in on May 7, and two weeks later came another flood (though thankfully not on the scale of Hurricane Laura). The damage wasn’t severe, and she and her kids are settling in (pictured below).