Evacuating to Safety

Hurricane Rita brought with her one of the largest evacuations in the history of the US.  Texas and Louisiana residents were urged to travel to higher and safer ground as the enormous storm inched her way on land.  Hurricane Rita made landfall on the Texas, Louisiana border devastating many Texas and Louisiana areas.  To the east of the storm, the coastal Louisiana parishes found themselves under water from the tidal surge.  Our family ended up at the home of my brother in laws parents in New Roads, Louisiana.  These are a few pictures taken by the kids during and after the storm.  Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Avit Hebert in New Roads, who graciously took in an extended family of thirteen people for the storm!  Their kindness will always be remembered and appreciated in our hearts!!