“The whole weekend it was raining and i couldn’t get here and i wasn’t able to save anything,” said Venable, Youngsville Flood Victim.
The State of Louisiana is no stranger to weather related disasters but this one left many in disbelief.
“Makes you think about other people and how they lose things, I guess you kind of take things for granted, that it will never be you. When it becomes you its a little more surreal,” said Venable.
The aftermath of the flood left people with projects that were far to big to handle on their own.
“My dad was here every weekend 12 hours a day. Most of of my friends were here. I had friends take off work on their own time, and come over here by themselves and do things they could do on their own,” said Venable.
When it comes to the thought of flood disasters in the future, anxiety will remain for some, but so will wishful thinking.
“It’s kind of one I keep in the back of my mind, they say it was the 100 year flood so I’d like to think it won’t ever happen again, at least while I’m here,” said Venable.
Most people will look back at this moment in years to come and remember what they lost, while others will remember what they gained.
“The difference between before and after is before, it was my home now I can go around each corner and say you know, I caulked that, I painted that or I trimmed that. I did that. Now it’s mine,” said Venable.
Three of Louisiana’s August flood disasters cost over eight billion dollars. This was the second billion-dollar flood disaster to affect Louisiana in 2016.