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Family displaced by Hurricane Laura is now quarantining because of COVID 19

Family displaced by Hurricane Laura is now quarantining due to COVID 19 now they're looking for the public's help.

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 7:58 PM
Updated: Sep 2, 2020 8:15 PM

Many people have been displaced or negatively impacted by hurricane Laura across Louisiana.

In the town of Sulphur, you’ll find the area devastated by hurricane Laura.

“It’s unrecognizable,” said Lisa Guidry, a resident in Sulphur. “If you’ve never been a Sulfur you won’t know what these buildings are.”

For Guidry, her and her family’s experience from this hurricane is an emotional roller coaster.

“We have our bad days are good days,” said Guidry.

Before Hurricane Laura, Lisa evacuated to a friend's home in Alabama, her parents and other family went to Dallas. Now after the storm has passed the family is facing even more problems. 

“My father got COVID I’m assuming from the evacuation,” said Guidry. “So when they got back they all went to Crowley and they brought my father to the hospital. He has COPD, pneumonia and COVID. He’s on oxygen we found out yesterday. My mother’s quarantining in Crowley. My sister and her family are quarantining back in Sulfur with no electricity or running water.”

On top of dealing with COVID the families can’t even quarantine in their homes.

“My parents' house has water damage,” said Lisa. “My sister's house had the back roof messed up and the backside of their house so they’re in my apartment.”

Now its hard to just get supplies.

“It’s not a good idea for some of these families to go wait in line,” said Lisa. “They may be positive for COVID and we have 300 people waiting in line you put all those people at risk as well.”

Blow after blow Lisa still is looking for the positives.

“One thing after another,” said Lisa. “There is good though we’re all still here. Our community and our friends have really stepped up even though they don’t have anything they still do more than you could ever imagine.”

But she says her family and those in Sulphur are needing help from outside their community to get through this.

Her family in Sulphur could use help getting supplies and her parents could use prayers and support.

“Any help would mean everything,” said Lisa.

If you would like to help the Guidry’s they’ve put together a Go Fund Me account here.

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